Armed men tie up man during home invasion, residents later arrested for marijuana

Armed men tie up man during home invasion, residents later arrested for marijuana

CREATED Jan 2, 2013 - UPDATED: Jan 2, 2013

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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Police are investigating a home invasion where one man was tied-up with duct tape, and the three residents were arrested for drug possession.

Sgt. Chris Widmer tells KGUN9 that call came in around 9:56 a.m.  Two men were inside the home in the 4500 block of east San Francisco when two other men knocked on the door.

Widmer says one of the intruders had a gun. There was a confrontation before the two suspects came inside and ransacked the home.

One of the victims was tied up and bound with duct tape while the other victim managed to run to a neighbor's house to call 9-1-1.

No one was injured.

When police arrived, the victim was freed and the suspects fled the scene. One of the suspects is described as an African American man in his 20s and the other is a Hispanic man also in his 20s. Both men were wearing black hooded sweatshirts and had green bandannas over their faces.

Police did find more than 20 marijuana plants inside the home. The three residents who lived there were all arrested for one count each of unlawful cultivation of marijuana, attempted unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

The three residents arrested are Rafford Gil, 28, Ethan Bollinger, 25 and Brandon Clemens, 29.

More charges are pending for the residents who lived there.

One of the residents had a medical marijuana card, but the home had more plants than the legal limit allows.