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Undercover bust in Arizona leads to 3 arrests over illegal drug sales

August 27, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Undercover bust in Arizona leads to 3 arrests over illegal drug sales

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Last week, three men were taken into custody on suspicion of distributing various illegal drugs after a nearly three-month probe carried out by the Maricopa County Drug Suppression Task Force in Arizona.

The investigation resulted in the seizure of 15 pounds of meth, along with over 500 fentanyl pills, cocaine, marijuana, money, a firearm, and vehicles, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office revealed.

The three men taken into custody have been identified as 22-year-old Abraham Oliveros-Suarez, 25-year-old Armando Oliveros, and 22-year-old Rodrigo Valdez, AZCentral reported.

Rodrigo Valdez (left) and Abraham Oliveros-Suarez (right) Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

The suspects were booked on charges including the sale of drugs and narcotics, possession of a firearm in a drug crime and conspiracy, the Sheriff’s announced in a news release this week.

The men were taken into custody last Friday after they met with undercover investigators in Buckeye to carry out a drug transaction. The men were arrested without incident.

The Sheriff’s Office noted that authorities located 15 pounds of meth, fentanyl, and a high-caliber weapon inside the vehicles that the suspects arrived in for the meeting.

Detectives then were led to a home in Buckeye, where the Buckeye SWAT Team carried out a search warrant and recovered additional pills, meth, marijuana, cocaine, and cash inside. Officials said 519 fentanyl pills were confiscated.

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