Hundreds of pills, narcotics and firearms found near children in Tucson home
CREATED Sep. 2, 2012
Web Producer: Taylor Avey
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Two adults are in custody after police found multiple types of drugs and firearms among two young children within their home.
Tucson police were conducting a surveillance operation on a suspected drug house on Thursday, August 30 in the 4800 block of east 23rd Street when the investigation revealed that narcotics, dangerous drugs and a large amount of weapons were inside the home, according to Sgt.Chris Widmer with the Tucson Police Department.
Detectives from the Counter Narcotics Alliance picked up the investigation and obtained a search warrant for the home.
Widmer says that detectives were assisted by Tucson Police SWAT Officers inside the home and the team discovered 26 grams of cocaine, one pound of marijuana, one gram of methamphetamines, five grams of hashish and more than 660 assorted pills consisting of oxycodone, oxycontin, hydrocodone, alprazolam and cyclobenzaprine.
As for weapons, detectives found 96 firearms, including handguns, assault rifles and shotguns, within the home, according to Widmer.
Residents of the home included 50-year-old Douglas Ray Atwood, 36-year-old Deborah Spencer, and two children, ages 16 and 9, according to Widmer.
Atwood was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a narcotic drug for sale, one count of unlawful possession of a dangerous drug, one count of unlawful possession of narcotic paraphernalia, one count of possession of a firearm during a drug offence, one count of possession of a prohibited weapon and two counts of child abuse.
Spencer was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a narcotic drug for sale and one count of unlawful possession of narcotic paraphernalia.