AZDPS TROOPERS FIND 52 POUNDS OF FENTANYL PILLS CONCEALED IN VEHICLE ON I-19 NEAR SAHUARITA IN PIMA COUNTY, ARIZONA

 Arizona Dept of Pub Safety

PIMA COUNTY, AZ - On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a Ford Fusion sedan on northbound Interstate 19 at kilometer 80, near Sahuarita, Arizona.

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Suspect Vehicle: Ford Fusion

During the traffic stop, the trooper observed multiple indicators of criminal activity.

A subsequent search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 52 pounds of suspected fentanyl pills concealed within a compartment built into the vehicle's rocker panels.

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Seized: 52 pounds of suspected fentanyl pills

The suspected fentanyl was being smuggled from Nogales, Mexico, to Tucson, Arizona.

The suspect driver, 28-year-old Andres Ramirez-Sanchez of Douglas, Arizona, was arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail on charges including:

  • Possession
  • Transportation
  • Sale of narcotic drugs

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Concealed compartment where drugs were located

NOTE: 1 pound contains 453.59237 grams

Attached Photos are Courtesy of the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS)

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