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Phoenix man arrested after 46 pounds of fentanyl pills seized during traffic stop

Sep 5, 2022, 12:00 PM

PHOENIX — A Phoenix man was arrested after approximately 46 pounds of suspected fentanyl pills were seized during a traffic stop, authorities said.

Izayah D. Ocasio, 20, faces charges of possession, transportation and the sale of narcotic drugs after the pills were found in his sedan during a traffic stop in Red Rock on Aug. 24, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said in a press release.

A trooper originally initiated a traffic stop for moving violations on the Interstate 10 near Red Rock but searched the vehicle after noticing multiple indicators of criminal activity.

The narcotics were hidden in natural compartments within the vehicle and were on track to Phoenix from Nogales, Mexico.

Ocasio was booked into Pinal County Jail.

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Phoenix man arrested after 46 pounds of fentanyl pills seized during traffic stop