On December 2, 2020, around 11:45 AM, a YCSO K9 deputy stopped a gray Ford F-150 pick-up truck for several equipment violations and a moving violation on north I17 in the Cordes Junction area.
2 occupants were inside the truck including the driver, 23-year-old Leon Carlos-Uriel and his passenger, 20-year-old Brayan Contreras Angulo. Both are from Phoenix. During a conversation with the pair, the deputy detected deceptive answers to questions and based on his training and experience, determined they were likely involved in criminal activity. Although receiving consent to search the truck from Leon, the deputy deployed his certified K9 partner for a free air sniff around the truck. After receiving a K9 alert, a search for the source of illicit the odor was conducted.
Inside the cab of the truck, the deputy found a McDonald’s bag behind a set of speakers. Contained within this bag were two separate bags which held 10 individual baggies of blue M30 pills, presumptive for fentanyl.
Leon later admitted knowing about the bag/package, but not the contents and claimed he was transporting the package to unknown persons in the Camp Verde area.
Detectives from the Partners Against Narcotics Task force (PANT) are investigating and have not disclosed further details at this time.
Both suspects were booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on charges including Transportation of Narcotic Drugs for Sale and Possession of Narcotic Drugs. They remain in-custody, each on a bond of $50,000.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260
or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov