A Stolen Dodge Ram Equipped With LoJack Helps Police Seize 100 Pounds of Marijuana

  • February 17, 2012

After the owner of a 2005 Dodge Ram reported their vehicle stolen to the Peoria (AZ) Police Department, the truck’s information was entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed on the truck.

A short time later, deputies with the Pinal Sheriff’s Office began picking up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Dodge with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers. The deputies contacted the RATTLER Auto Theft Task Force detectives working in the area and together followed the LoJack signals to a remote home location south of the town of Maricopa.

Upon arriving at a mobile home, officers observed numerous people flee the mobile home on foot into the surrounding desert. Officers secured the scene and discovered the residence was being used for smuggling illegal aliens and drugs.

The stolen Dodge Ram was recovered and after executing a search warrant, officers discovered approximately 100 pounds of marijuana in the house.

Note: Portions of this story were obtained from the Peoria Police Department, RATTLER Auto Theft Task Force and the Pinal Sheriff’s Office.