U.S. Secretary of Interior visits Pinal County

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, center, speaks with a Pinal County deputy, left, and Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb on Oct. 21 during a tour of Pinal County.

FLORENCE — The U.S. secretary of the interior took a tour of Pinal County with Sheriff Mark Lamb on Wednesday, visiting the locations of several camps made by illegal migrants on federal land.

U.S. Secretary of Interior talks with PCSO

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt speaks with a Pinal County deputy and Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb during a tour of Pinal County. 

Drug bust

Deputies stopped a man on Interstate 10 with more than 18,000 fentanyl pills and more than 20 pounds of methamphetamine.

U.S. Secretary of Interior checks out bundles

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt walks past bundles confiscated from drug smugglers by Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb take Secretary David Bernhardt with the U.S. Department of the Interior on a tour of a highly trafficked drug-smuggling arena in the desert.

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Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa is the Digital Editor for the White Mountain Independent and Payson Roundup. She can be reached at sadams@pinalcentral.com.

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