Nogales man arrested after meth, fentanyl were seized during traffic stop along the I-10, DPS officials say

Meth and Fentanyl seized during traffic stop along the I-10 near Marana, Arizona (Courtesy: Arizona Department of Public Safety)

Officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety say a Nogales man has been arrested, after troopers seized fentanyl and meth during a traffic stop in southern Arizona.

According to a statement released on Jan. 28, the traffic stop happened on Jan. 19, when DPS troopers stopped the driver of a Dodge passenger van for speeding and unsafe following distance along the westbound lanes of the I-10 west of Marana.

"During a search of the vehicle, the trooper discovered over 50 pounds of methamphetamine and 5 pounds of fentanyl pills, in addition to a personal-use amount of cocaine," read a portion of the statement.

The suspect, identified by DPS officials as 43-year-old Raul Lopez, was booked into the Pima County Jail for alleged possession and transportation of a dangerous drug for sale, as well as alleged possession and transportation of a narcotic drug for sale.

This story was reported on from Phoenix

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