Fentanyl pills and powder, meth found during Arizona highway traffic stop
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YAVAPAI COUNTY, Ariz. - Nearly 25 pounds of fentanyl pills, two pounds of fentanyl powder and almost seven pounds of meth were found during an Arizona traffic stop, authorities say.
On March 6, a trooper with the Arizona Department of Public Safety stopped a driver on Interstate 17 for reported moving violations near milepost 277 near Camp Verde.
--Troopers Seize Suspected Fentanyl Pills & Powder in Traffic Stop on I-17 Near Camp Verde-- #AZTroopers found 24.5 lb of suspected fentanyl pills, 2 lb of suspected fentanyl powder & 6.5 lb of suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle. (Arizona DPS)
"During the stop the trooper observed several indicators of criminal activity. The trooper conducted a search of the vehicle and found approximately 24.5 pounds of suspected fentanyl pills, 2 pounds of suspected fentanyl powder, and 6.5 pounds of suspected methamphetamine hidden inside," DPS said in a news release.
Colorado man, 27-year-old Nelder Perez Gonzalez, was arrested and booked into Yavapai County Jail on suspicion of possession and transportation of a narcotic drug for sale, and possession and transportation of dangerous drugs for sale.