- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Two Phoenix residents have been accused of drug possession and stealing electricity.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials announced Wednesday that a tip led detectives to arrest 46-year-old Derek Paul and 21-year-old Malibu Smith at a Phoenix home.

Surveillance conducted by sheriff’s deputies found that the house was without electrical service, but it was occupied and people were coming and going from the home.

Detectives served a search warrant and say they found usable quantities of methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

They also discovered that the suspects allegedly were stealing electricity from a neighboring home using wires connected from the service line of one house to the electric panel of the other.

It was unclear Wednesday night if either Paul or Smith has a lawyer yet.


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