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TROOPERS SEIZE OVER 50 POUNDS OF METH AND 5 POUNDS OF FENTANYL DURING TRAFFIC STOP ON INTERSTATE 10 IN ARIZONA

Arizona Dept of Pub Safety

MARANA, AZ (January 28, 2022) - On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper stopped the driver of a Dodge passenger van for speeding and unsafe following distance on westbound Interstate 10 at milepost 229, west of Marana.

During a search of the vehicle, the trooper discovered over 50 pounds of Methamphetamine and 5 pounds of Fentanyl pills, in addition to a personal-use amount of Cocaine.

Drugs seized AZ 1 19 2022

The suspect, 42-year-old Raul Lopez of Nogales, Arizona, was arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail on charges including:

  • Possession and transportation of a dangerous drug for sale
  • Possession and transportation of a narcotic drug for sale

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 150 people die every day from overdoses related to synthetic opioids like Fentanyl.