Arizona Man Arrested After Calling Sheriff for Help

Mar 29, 2013

Man is arrested for having pot after calling Sheriff for help.
Man is arrested for having pot after calling Sheriff for help.

A Mohave County, Ariz. man called the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office for help, but the visit by deputies resulted in the man’s own arrest.

Deputies responded to a residence in Golden Valley in reference to shots fired.  51-year-old david brawner reported several people outside of his residence trying to shoot him.  Brawner said he also returned fire.

Upon arrival, deputies performed a safety sweep of the residence and found no evidence of shooters, but they did find something else—through a rear window they observed a room full of marijuana plants.

Brawner was arrested on charges of dusturbing the peace.  Authorities then obtained a warrant.  The search revealed an active marijuana grow operation complete with supplemental lighting, with approximately $170,000 worth of pot in the form of 40 large plants and packaged product.

The additional drug related charges were added.