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YCSO K-9 Seizes $150-Million Dollars In Powdered Fentanyl Wednesday

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A Yavapai County Sheriff’s K-9 deputy seized $150-million dollars of powdered fentanyl during a traffic stop Wednesday near Cordes Junction. The deputy stopped the driver, 21-year-old Daniel Antonio Guzman Perez, on southbound Interstate-17 after he was seen weaving in and out of traffic and driving recklessly. During the stop, deputies noticed inconsistencies while talking with Perez. The deputy’s K9 dog then alerted authorities to a spot on the vehicle. Deputies discovered several packages of powdered fentanyl, which weighed around 22-pounds. Yavapai County Sheriff’s David Rhodes says “we typically see a lot of fentanyl in pill form, but this is the second time in less than a month that our K-9 unit has seized powdered fentanyl of this magnitude, which is extremely rare.” He adds, “we estimate that this seizure could make between five to 10 million fentanyl pills.” Perez was charged with a slew of drug charges.

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