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Traffic stop in Arizona ends in seizure of 56,000 fentanyl pills

Jun 24, 2022, 4:35 AM

PHOENIX — A traffic stop in northern Arizona on Wednesday resulted in the seizure of 56,000 fentanyl pills, authorities said.

A deputy pulled over a Black jeep on eastbound Interstate 40 near Prescott and found three fire extinguishers in the vehicle, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

The department’s K9 unit, Maximus, alerted the deputy to the presence of narcotics in the extinguishers.

The pills were found inside the hollowed out cartridges, according to YCSO.

The driver, whose name was not released, was arrested and booked into Yavapai County Jail.

No other information was available.

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Traffic stop in Arizona ends in seizure of 56,000 fentanyl pills