Tucson man arrested on multiple drug, weapons charges

2013-02-19T13:12:00Z 2013-02-19T14:22:08Z Tucson man arrested on multiple drug, weapons chargesKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 19, 2013 1:12 pm  • 

A Tucson man was arrested earlier this month in possessions of large quantities of drugs and the chemicals to make more.

Thomas “Tommy” Francis, 40, was arrested Feb. 6 at a home in the 8800 block of East Eagle Creek Drive near South Camino Seco and East Escalante Road in Tucson, as a result of a long-term investigation by the Sierra Vista Police Department, Cpl. Scott Borgstadt, spokesman for the SVPD, said in a press release.

SVPD was aided in executing a search warrant by the Tucson Police Department. In the home, police found more 300 grams of methamphetamine, 18.4 grams of marijuana, and .5 grams of cocaine, Borgstadt said.

Detectives also found several scales, numerous chemicals used for making methamphetamine, a piece of paper with instructions on how to make methamphetamine, two assault rifles, three hand guns, three hunting rifles, a silencer, and two police style Kevlar bullet proof vests, he said.

Francis was arrested and charged with: possession of marijuana, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of dangerous drugs, prohibited possessor of a firearm, possession of chemicals for the purpose of manufacturing dangerous drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was booked into Pima County Jail.

Francis is a repeat offender, with felony convictions in 1998 for possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana, and carrying a concealed weapon.

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