About 27 ounces of Fentanyl pills found from two different cases in Arizona
IMPERIAL VALLEY – Around the same time, four people in Arizona have been pulled over for having fentanyl pills on them.
When police were pulling over the car, the police K9 alerted the officer that it smells drugs. While doing a car search, police confirmed that the driver had 11.839 ounces of fentanyl pills concealed in the car.
Around the same time, another car was pulled over for driving suspiciously in the area. Police pulled over the car, and the police K9 was able to sniff out the drugs. Officers found about 15.07 ounces of fentanyl pills concealed in the car.
As a result, Pablo Vasquez (43-year-old Arizona resident), Julio Bustos (48-year-old Arizona resident), and Xavier Matus (36-year-old Arizona resident) were arrested at the Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Jail for the illegal transportation and possession of narcotics, their bail was set at $50,000.
The case will be submitted to the Imperial County District Attorney’s Office for review and prosecution.
The Brawley Police Department has been reminding the community that Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Cartels market this drug to look like pills and candy to entice young adults and teenagers to use it.