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Goodyear police arrested five men on charges of drug trafficking Aug. 4 after a tip. 

Goodyear narcotics detectives conducted surveillance on a residence in Palm Valley Phase I. Police conducted two traffic stops on two separate vehicles leaving the residence. 

In one vehicle, officers discovered two large boxes of marijuana vape cartridges and marijuana oils, along with $1,000 in cash. 

The second vehicle was operated by a 16-year-old who had two handguns (one reported stolen), a ballistics vest, $3,000 in cash, marijuana and 20 grams of cocaine.

Officers attempted to stop a third vehicle that left the residence, but it fled from officers into Avondale. Officers later located the vehicle stuck in a dirt field, and it had 10 pounds of marijuana, cash, two firearms and marijuana cartridges in it. The two juvenile occupants attempted to flee the vehicle on foot but were apprehended without incident. Goodyear’s SWAT team served a search warrant at the residence and arrested an adult male without incident. The residence was being used to process and stash large amounts of illegal drugs.

Those arrested were:

• Eduardo Torres, 27, of Phoenix on charges of narcotic drugs for sale, money laundering, illegally conducting an enterprise, and conspiracy. 

• Giovanni Jimenez-Reyes, 25, hometown unknown, on charges of narcotic drug manufacturing, marijuana for sale, money laundering, prohibited possessor (weapons violation) and conducting an illegal enterprise.

• All three juveniles (all of Phoenix), ages 16, 16 and 17, were arrested and booked into Maricopa County Juvenile Detention.