Arizona Dept. of Public Safety troopers found 46 pounds of suspected fentanyl pills during a traffic stop on I-10. (Arizona Dept. of Public Safety)
RED ROCK, Ariz. - Arizona troopers seized 46 pounds of suspected fentanyl pills during a traffic stop on Interstate 10 in Pinal County, officials announced.
Authorities pulled over a Volkswagen Jetta on Aug. 24 on I-10 near Red Rock for unspecified "moving violations."
"During the traffic stop, the trooper observed multiple indicators of criminal activity," read a statement from the Arizona Dept. of Public Safety.
A search of the car revealed 46 pounds of the pills hidden in multiple compartments. An investigation revealed that the drugs were being smuggled from Nogales, Mexico, to Phoenix.
The driver, a 20-year-old Phoenix resident, was identified as Izayah Ocasio. He was booked into Pinal County Jail and faces a number of drug charges.