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Arizona authorities seize 8,000 fentanyl pills

May 24, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Arizona authorities seize 8,000 fentanyl pills

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Arizona authorities seized thousands of fentanyl pills and arrested two suspects in the Phoenix area,

Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said detectives with the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and county Drug Suppression Task Force wrapped up a five-month investigation by identifying a group selling the drugs on Phoenix-area streets.

According to AZFamily.com, investigators executed several search warrants in the investigation and seized about 8,000 Fentanyl pills from various locations, including a storage unit in the Maryvale area.

Law enforcement officials said agents also seized $10,000 in cash and a handgun during the raids.

The two suspects identified as 33-year-old Octavio Gutierrez-Hernandez and 23-year-old Jorge Bazan were both booked into jail Monday on suspicion of conspiracy and possession of narcotic drugs for sale.

It was unclear Tuesday if either man has legal representation yet.

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