PHOENIX - An Arizona Dept. of Public Safety trooper made a million-dollar drug bust during a traffic stop near Fort McDowell, officials announced Thursday.
The trooper pulled over a car along State Route 87 at milepost 197 two weeks ago and discovered nearly 110 pounds of methamphetamine and more than 80 pounds of fentanyl stashed inside suitcases.
The total value of the drugs are estimated to be around $119,000 for the meth and $1.2 million for the fentanyl, according to DPS.
Jorge Baldovinos-Jimenez, 25, was arrested and is accused of drug possession and transportation. He was booked into Maricopa County Jail.
Investigators believe the drugs were heading from Phoenix to Denver.