Largest meth dealer in Sierra Vista busted - Tucson News Now

Police: Largest meth dealer in Sierra Vista busted

  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:13:24 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:13:24 GMT

    The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

    The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

  • news

    Police arrest man in deadly hit and run crash

    Police arrest man in deadly hit and run crash

    Sunday, September 24 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-09-24 21:49:50 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    One of the victims in the hit and run on East Pima Street and North Alvernon Way has died, according to a news release from the Tucson Police Department.  

    One of the victims in the hit and run on East Pima Street and North Alvernon Way has died, according to a news release from the Tucson Police Department.  

  • Our Apologies

    The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your

    You have reached a page which is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please use your browser's BACK button to return to the previous page

SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

An eight month long investigation has led to a big drug arrest in Sierra Vista. 

In what's been dubbed as "Operation Bowtie" police seized more than a quarter million dollars worth of methamphetamines, heroin, and $10,000 in cash when they arrested John Thomas Jordan, 32.

Police said they had been watching Jordan for months before moving in.  They finally got him while he was driving down Highway 90 near Sierra Vista.  Police said his girlfriend violated a traffic law, so they were able to stop the couple, and find probable cause for an arrest.

Police said a K-9 unit was called to the scene, the dog air-sniffed drugs in the vehicle.

Detective Johnathon Hoyt with SVPD's Community Response Team, described Jordan's demeanor when they conducted the traffic stop.

"He was leaned back, had his arms crossed back against his chest, he appeared super nervous, staring straight ahead.  His eyes were wide open," said Hoyt.

Police are calling Jordan one of the top drug dealers in the community. 

"He is the top of the hierarchy.  We see low level street dealers and users that have drugs for personal use.  We don't see large quanties that's why we were targeting him," said Hoyt.

Police said Jordan was getting the drugs from Mexico and selling it to low level street dealers and users all over Arizona. 

"They say drugs are a victimless crime, it's just affecting the individuals who are using the drug, but it's not.  These users will commit other crimes, burglaries and thefts," said Hoyt.

The Community Response Team was made up of Sierra Vista Police officers, Department of Homeland Security agents, a Border Patrol officer, and DPS officers.

Police said seven others were in custody.  They were street level dealers, and those who bought drugs from Jordan, but police have not released their names at this time.

Jordan now faces a long list of drug related charges.

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • breaking

    UPDATE: Silver Alert canceled as missing man from Surprise found

    UPDATE: Silver Alert canceled as missing man from Surprise found

    Monday, September 25 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-09-25 21:32:23 GMT
    William Penn (Source: Surprise Police Department)William Penn (Source: Surprise Police Department)

    The Arizona Department of Public Safety has called off the Silver Alert on William Penn.  According to DPS Penn was involved in a crash in northern Arizona, troopers responded to the crash and identified Penn.  

    The Arizona Department of Public Safety has called off the Silver Alert on William Penn.  According to DPS Penn was involved in a crash in northern Arizona, troopers responded to the crash and identified Penn.  

  • Instrument repair programs keep TUSD music alive, save money

    Instrument repair programs keep TUSD music alive, save money

    Monday, September 25 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-09-25 16:44:12 GMT
    Technicians repair broken instruments for TUSD, keeping music alive for students and saving district money (Source: Tucson News Now)Technicians repair broken instruments for TUSD, keeping music alive for students and saving district money (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Tucson United School District is working to keep music alive in their district by making sure every student who wants to play an instrument has
    an opportunity. But getting an instrument in every student’s hands is not cheap. However, the district is able to save thousands of dollars by having two instrument repair technicians.

    Tucson United School District is working to keep music alive in their district by making sure every student who wants to play an instrument has
    an opportunity. But getting an instrument in every student’s hands is not cheap. However, the district is able to save thousands of dollars by having two instrument repair technicians.

  • North Korea Foreign Minister calls Trump's tweet a 'declaration of war'

    North Korea Foreign Minister calls Trump's tweet a 'declaration of war'

    Monday, September 25 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-09-25 15:54:17 GMT

    North Korea's Foreign Minister addressed reporters in New York City Monday morning to respond to President Trump's tweet that North Korea "won't be around much longer." The North Korean FM said that Trump's tweet was a declaration of war, and that his country now has every right to shoot down U.S. military planes. The Foreign Minister said the following through a translator: This comes from someone who is currently holding the seat of the United States presidency. This i...

    North Korea's Foreign Minister addressed reporters in New York City Monday morning to respond to President Trump's tweet that North Korea "won't be around much longer." The North Korean FM said that Trump's tweet was a declaration of war, and that his country now has every right to shoot down U.S. military planes. The Foreign Minister said the following through a translator: This comes from someone who is currently holding the seat of the United States presidency. This i...

Powered by Frankly