Joe Arpaio Serving Warrants on MCSO Employees Allegedly Involved in Drug and Human Smuggling, County Sources Say *UPDATED*: MCSO Confirms Arrests

UPDATE: The MCSO confirms to New Times that three sheriff's deputies have been arrested. Click here for details.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office served search warrants at three west Valley locations this morning, and county sources tell New Times the boys in beige are investigating some of their own for alleged ties to human- and drug-smuggling operations.

The Sheriff's Office has not said what deputies are investigating and did not immediately respond to New Times' request for comment.

Local TV news outlets show aerial images of the Goodyear SWAT Team assisting sheriff's deputies serve a warrant at a home near 69th Avenue and Pierce Street.

According to ABC 15, another home was seen with crime tape blocking off the street at 69th and Cypress and a search warrant has reportedly been served at 59th Avenue and Latham.

The MCSO plans to discuss the investigations this afternoon. Check back for details.

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