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Two Arrested After Police Find Around Five Pounds Of Fentanyl Pills In Camp Verde

Two people were arrested after police find around five pounds of fentanyl pills and multiple weapons during a traffic stop Tuesday in Camp Verde. Officers were conducting highway interdiction operations on I-17. At around 12:56 p.m., officers pulled over a silver 2007 Honda Civic for expired registration. The male driver was taken into custody for failure to provide identification. A Colt 1911 pistol magazine was located in his front pants pocket and he told the officer there was a gun inside the vehicle. The female passenger was taken from the vehicle and checked for weapons. K9 “Kratos” was used to sniff the vehicle and alerted officers to narcotics. A search found around five pounds of fentanyl pills, a 45 calibur handgun, several magazines for the handgun and numerous 45 calibur and nine-milimeter bullets. The amount of pills is estimated to be between 15 and 20-thousand with a street value of $600-thousand dollars. Arrested were 21-year-old Carlos Julian Quintero Parra and 21-year-old Monica Ramirez, both from Phoenix. Both were booked into the Yavapai County Jail on a slew of drug and gun charges.