Authorities arrest man in suspected stash house - Tucson News Now

Authorities arrest man in suspected stash house

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SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A Sierra Vista man is behind bars after authorities found more than 430 pounds of marijuana in a residence believed to be used as a stash house.

People were seen loading marijuana on Fort Huachuca in January and reportedly loaded it to a house in the 5000 block of Cielo Circle, Sierra Vista Police said.

Upon further investigation of the residence, detectives reported seeing several vehicles pull into the backyard and exit shortly after. Police said one of the vans had a license plate registered under a false name.

Police approached the residents and searched the van but did not find drugs. Detectives were allowed to look around the home and noticed what police called a strong smell of marijuana coming from 18-year-old Diubille Soltow's bedroom. Authorities obtained a search warrant and found 20 bags of marijuana, worth an estimated $174,400, according to a news release.

Soltow was arrested and faces charges of possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and conspiracy to transport marijuana for sale.

The investigation is ongoing.

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