BRAWLEY — Two Brawley residents were arrested for possessing stolen ammonia tanks that county Sheriff's Office investigators think were taken to cook methamphetamine.
Sheriff's Sgt. Manuel Avila said Rocky Shores, 38, and Randy Dean Price, 34, were arrested this morning.
Avila said for about six months individuals have been stealing ammonia tanks from fields. He said investigators think the tanks are used to cook methamphetamine.
Since November, four reported cases of thefts of ammonia tanks have been filed. All four were around the same area of Titsworth and Hastain roads, where this morning's case started.
Avila said sheriff's Sgt. Jerry DeMorst spotted two men sitting in a pickup parked near Titsworth and Hastain about 12:30 this morning. The two had a propane tank in the truck bed.