100 Pounds of Marijuana, Stolen Dodge Ram, Discovered at Mobile Home in Arizona

  • February 28, 2012
  • recovery stories

On January 24, 2012, the owner of a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup truck contacted the Peoria Police Department to report that the vehicle had been stolen. After a brief investigation, Peoria Police completed a stolen vehicle report and had information about the Dodge Ram entered into the state and federal crime computer databases. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.  

A short time later, deputies with the Pinal Sheriff’s Office began picking up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Dodge on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their police vehicles. The deputies contacted the RATTLER Auto Theft Task Force detectives working in the area, and together, they followed the LoJack signals to a remote home location south of the town of Maricopa. Upon arriving at the remote mobile home in the 51600 block of W. Papago, officers observed numerous people flee the home on foot into the surrounding desert. Officers secured the scene and discovered that the residence was being used for smuggling illegal immigrants and drugs. After serving a search warrant, the officers discovered about 100 pounds of marijuana in the house, and recovered the Dodge Ram at the scene. However, the suspects who fled were not found.  

 The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Dodge Ram at the owners request in April 2005.