APACHE JUNCTION — Two residents are facing multiple drug, weapons and theft charges after the Apache Junction Police Department and Arizona Department of Public Safety teamed up to serve a search warrant.

According to Apache Junction Police, the department’s SWAT team served a warrant on a home in the 500 block of South Cedar Drive on Monday. Officers were able to recover a stolen vehicle, an ounce of methamphetamine, some drug paraphernalia indicating that the residents may have been selling drugs and two handguns. One handgun had been reported stolen.

Tabitha Looper, 39, and Christopher Wagner, 39, were arrested on suspicion of misconduct involving weapons, theft and criminal damage. Wagner is facing an additional charge of possession of dangerous drugs for sale.

The search warrant for the home was obtained after a week-long investigation by the Apache Junction Police Department’s Community Resource Enforcement Unit and the Arizona Department of Public Safety Vehicle Theft Task Force, according to Apache Junction Police.


Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa is a reporter covering the city of Casa Grande and the surrounding area, as well as Central Arizona College. She can be reached at sadams@pinalcentral.com.