False Alarm Leads to Massive Marijuana, Weapons Bust at Arizona Home

Officers seized 900 pounds of marijuana, thousands of dollars in cash and three firearms at a Phoenix home after responding to what turned out to be a false alarm.

Sgt. Andy Hill said Sunday that patrol officers responded to a west Phoenix home after a burglar alarm went off at about 2 p.m. Saturday.

While investigating, Hill says officers spotted a man jump a wall by the house.

Not knowing if there had been a burglary, the officers chased the man into the backyard of a nearby home.

While arresting him, officers saw a storage room door open with numerous bales of marijuana inside. They found a rifle, a shotgun, a handgun and about $10,000 in cash inside the house.

Police determined the man they chased lived at the home. Jesus Ernesto Choza-Lopez, 21, was booked on one count of possession of marijuana for sale and one count of misconduct involving weapons.