YAVAPAI COUNTY, Ariz. (KSAZ) -- Officials with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said a man accused of dealing fentanyl used his body cavity to hide some of the pills.
According to a statement, 20-year-old Alfredo Campa of Prescott Valley and 19-year-old Kenneth Moran of Prescott were arrested on a number of charges on November 21, including transporting fentanyl for sale, possessing fentanyl, and possessing fentanyl for sale.
A YCSO K9 deputy, according to officials, conducted a traffic stop on a car driven by Campa on November 21. The stop happened along State Route 69, and Moran was a passenger inside the car. Deputies eventually found 13 pills in the center console. The pills, described as small, round, blue in color and stamped with an "M" on one side and "30" on the other side, matched the description of pills involved in recent overdose cases in Yavapai County. YCSO officials described the pills as "mimic" oxycodone pills pressed with fentanyl.
Moran, according to YCSO officials, indicated following his arrest that the pills were bought in the Phoenix area, and that he had smoked one of the pills with Campa on their way back to Prescott. As he was heading to jail, Moran admitted that he inserted a package of eight more of those pills into his anal cavity, and had been unable to retrieve the pills. Moran was then taken to a local hospital, where medical staff members eventually removed 10 additional pills from his body.
About 23.5 pills, according to YCSO officials, were recovered during the investigation.