Saturday, May 1 2010 11:19 AM EDT2010-05-01 16:19:26 GMT
GRAPHIC PICTURES:CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - It was one of the most gruesome sights in Cleveland crime history.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
Authorities arrested three
people during a traffic stop in Pinal County after
a woman said she was helping her grandson smuggle drugs and an illegal immigrant, according to a news release.
officials said 51-year-old Willa Thomas was pulled over early Thursday morning for
a traffic violation on Ralston Road, north of Dune Shadow Road.
officer noticed two passengers, 37-year-old Kevin Lewis and 35-year-old Claudio
Perez-Felix, in addition to two burlap-wrapped bundles of marijuana in the
officer had the suspects exit the car and they were detained.
told police she was helping because she needed money and her grandson offered to pay her $500, according to a news
release. Perez-Felix admitted to being undocumented.
is also a drug smuggler and was working with U.S. criminals," Sheriff Paul
Babeu stated in the release. "Lewis has a semi-auto handgun and a police
scanner which was monitoring our radio conversations."
two bundles of marijuana weighed almost 55 pounds and were estimated to be
and Perez-Felix were arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of
marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana. Authorities discovered
Perez-Felix has an immigration hold and warrant for his arrest in Chandler for
a previous DUI, the release said.
was released from custody due to preexisting medical issues. Authorities said they
will request she be charged with the same offenses.