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Authorities Seize Over $1.5 Million Worth of Fentanyl in Arizona, 2 Women Were Arrested

Over $1.5 million worth of fentanyl were seized during a traffic stop in Payson, Arizona. (Photo: CNN)

Police authorities seized over $1.5 million worth of fentanyl during a traffic stop in Payson, Arizona and two women from California were arrested.


Over $1.5 million worth of fentanyl were seized during a traffic stop in Payson, Arizona. (Photo: CNN)

Over $1.5 Million of Fentanyl

Police authorities in Payson, Arizona conducted a traffic stop along State Route 87 on August 16. They approached a vehicle just before 8:30 p.m. and found that the vehicle hide fentanyl worth over $1.5 million, according to the Gila County Sheriff’s Office.

In a published article in FOX10, authorities were allowed to search the vehicle. They found approximately 49,500 M-30 pills laced with suspected fentanyl and over 22 pounds of fentanyl powder were found inside a backpack. Officers estimated that the value of the fentanyl could be $1,533,720.

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2 Women Were Arrested

According to a published article in NAVBUG, two women from California were arrested. The Sheriff said, “During the investigation, there were indicators of criminal activity observed and consent to search the vehicle was obtained from the driver of the car.”

The two suspects were identified as 36-year-old Rosa Arias Rosales and 22-year-old Karina Perez Casteneda. It was also found that both of them live in Bastow. They are now booked into jail and are facing multiple drug charges.

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