Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich

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Operation Sledgehammer

In Operation Sledgehammer Express, indicted members of the Guillermo Salazar Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO). This Organization picked up hundreds of pounds marijuana from backpackers in the desert and delivered the marijuana to various stash houses in Phoenix. Law enforcement agents seized 2,600 pounds of marijuana, approximately a quarter pound of methamphetamine and several guns. Fifteen members of this DTO were indicted for their involvement.