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Man arrested in Arizona after traffic stop leads to over 26 pounds of fentanyl

Aug 8, 2022, 8:16 AM | Updated: 8:22 am

PHOENIX — A 53-year-old man was arrested last month after authorities discovered over 26 pounds of fentanyl in his truck during a traffic stop in northern Arizona.

Celso Sanchez-Chavarria, of Denver, was driving a white Ford F-150 on eastbound Interstate 40 near Flagstaff on July 26, when a state trooper conducted a traffic stop, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

There were multiple indicators of criminal activity, which led to a search of the truck, authorities said.

About 24 pounds of fentanyl pills and 2.5 pounds of compressed fentanyl powder were found.

Investigators determined the drugs were picked up in the Phoenix area and was bound for the Denver area.

He was booked into the Coconino County Jail on multiple charges, including transportation and sale of narcotic drugs.

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Man arrested in Arizona after traffic stop leads to over 26 pounds of fentanyl