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DPS finds 36 pounds of fentanyl during traffic stop in southern Arizona

Mar 16, 2022, 4:15 AM | Updated: 11:52 am
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PHOENIX — A traffic stop in southern Arizona last week resulted in the seizure of 36 pounds of fentanyl, authorities said Tuesday.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety state trooper and a U.S. Border Patrol agent pulled over 26-year-old Erick A. Jimenez of Rio Rico on Interstate 10 at milepost 231 in Marana, according to a press release.

The drugs were found concealed inside the Volkswagen Jetta Jimenez was driving and he was booked into the Pima County Jail on charges including possession and transportation of a dangerous drug for sale, authorities said.

No additional information was available.

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DPS finds 36 pounds of fentanyl during traffic stop in southern Arizona