Friday, August 11, 2006
Drug Bust Update
Another Arivacan who has lived here much longer than me gave me some information about the owners of the Grubstake and tire shop that sheds some light on yesterday's DEA activity. He said that the owner of the tire shop used to own the Grubstake, but lost it to his ex-wife in a divorce. The tire shop was run by his father, but was really just a front to launder money generated by his drug smuggling operations. Apparently the owner of the tire shop is a long time major smuggler of marijuana from Mexico into the US. In related news I noticed in the newstories today that a man arrested in Arivaca in February will be tried in October on drug and weapons charges. They found two tons of marijuana at his place and a sawed off shot gun. He faces life imprisonment.