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DPS finds batches of fentanyl pills during Arizona traffic stop

Aug 4, 2023, 8:00 PM

DPS finds huge batch of fentanyl pills traffic stop...

(Arizona Department of Public Safety photo)

(Arizona Department of Public Safety photo)

PHOENIX — An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper discovered large batches of fentanyl pills during a traffic stop earlier this week, authorities said.

A trooper stopped a Honda Civic driver driving east on the Interstate 40 near Holbrook, according to a social media post.

While the trooper talked to the driver, 50-year-old Michael Oyson, they saw some “indicators of criminal activities,” according to the AZ DPS announcement.

With the help of a police dog from the Winslow Police Department, troopers discovered a hidden trove of drugs.

While searching the vehicle, they found around 34 pounds of fentanyl pills, AZ DPS said.

Officials booked Oyson into jail on multiple drug-related charges.

The city of Holbrook is around 186 miles north of Phoenix.

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DPS finds batches of fentanyl pills during Arizona traffic stop