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AZDPS Troopers Find Over 37 Pounds Suspected Fentanyl

–Troopers Find Over 37 Pounds of Suspected Fentanyl Pills During Traffic Stop on I-17–

On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, an AZDPS trooper initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a Dodge Challenger on northbound I-17 at milepost 265, north of Cordes Junction.

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During the traffic stop, multiple indicators of criminal activity were observed, and a narcotics detection canine was utilized. Following a positive alert, troopers discovered 37.5 pounds of suspected fentanyl pills, one gram of cocaine, and a loaded AK-47 style pistol concealed in the vehicle.

The driver, 22-year-old Ray Rodriguez, of Glendale, and his passenger, 22-year-old Nathan Perez, of Avondale, were arrested and booked into the Yavapai County Jail on charges including possession, transportation, and sale of a narcotic drug. Both Rodriguez and Perez were also determined to be prohibited possessors and were charged with misconduct involving weapons.



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