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Sheriff: Phoenix woman detained after 82 pounds of fentanyl found

During the traffic stop, investigators reported finding a suitcase full of pills.

NAVAJO COUNTY, Ariz. — A Phoenix resident was detained Wednesday after law enforcement officials reported finding over 370,000 suspected fentanyl pills during a traffic stop on Interstate 40. 

The Navajo County Sheriff’s Office said a traffic stop conducted near Holbrook resulted in a K-9 dog being brought in to inspect the vehicle. After detecting the presence of drugs, deputies searched the vehicle and found a large suitcase containing about 82 pounds of pills with an estimated value of $1.8 million, NCSO said.

Two individuals, Yolanda Ortiz-Montelongo of Phoenix and Hugo Moreno-Camargo of Mexico, were taken into custody and are facing drug charges.

VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL: A una mujer de Phoenix le descubrieron 370,000 pastillas de fentanilo en la I-40

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