Arizona sisters indicted after deputies find 850,000 fentanyl-laced counterfeit pills during road trip: police
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give Arizona Sisters. He was indicted this week after deputies allegedly found more than 850,000 fake fentanyl-filled pills inside a vehicle he was driving in Phoenix last month. Authorities did not say what type of bullets were found.
Kimberly Guadalupe Torres-Marin, 26, and Alexa Torres-Marin, 19, were Each was indicted. One count of sale or transportation of narcotic drugs, a class two felony, was filed by a Maricopa County grand jury, according to an announcement from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Monday.
The two women, reportedly sisters, were arrested on Aug. 24 after Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies allegedly piled into duffel bags, according to AZ Family. The bags were in the vehicle in which the women were traveling to Phoenix.
To shed light on the fentanyl crisis, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office said it will chair an independent, public community forum on Sept. 27. Azadi High School in Glendale, Arizona, with fentanyl experts to help educate parents and teens about the dangers of the drug.
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“There is fentanyl. Highly addictive And if even a small amount is drunk or smoked, it can be fatal,” the prosecutor’s office said.
“Two out of five counterfeit pills that come across our border are filled with lethal doses of fentanyl,” Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell told FOX 10 Phoenix. “These drugs are being marketed to our youth in very elaborate ways and are being manufactured in candy colors. We must hold accountable those who bring these deadly pills into our communities.”
For the past month, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has been sounding the alarm about an emerging trend of brightly colored “rainbow fentanyl” pills used by drug cartels to market the apparently candy-like substance to children and teenagers. Is.
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On Monday, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) The director of the Port of Nogales, Arizona, said his officers intercepted five shipments of nearly 400,000 fentanyl pills over the weekend. About 30,000 of that amount were rainbow-colored. He said the load also contained 152 pounds of methamphetamine.