A traffic stop in February on the southern edge of Eloy, Arizona led to law enforcement discovering that marijuana smugglers had lookouts hiding in the mountains, making sure authorities didn’t come into contact with the people carrying the product. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has just announced that sheriff’s deputies and Border Patrol agents have found eight such lookouts hiding in the hilltops over the last few months.
This all started with that traffic stop south of Eloy, in which a 22-year-old Mexican citizen was pulled over while driving a Ford van the morning of February 20. When the deputy approached the van, the driver was on a cellphone, and explained to the deputy that “spotters” in the area were watching, and told him to run. The Phoenix New Times has more.