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YCSO K9 Unit Seizes Over 50,000 Fentanyl Pills In Two Traffic Stops

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  • Two traffic stops in one day in Camp Verde netted over 50K fentanyl pills
  • The first driver was from California, the second was from Arizona
  • Half of the fentanyl in the country comes through Arizona’s border
  • Every state is a border state, according to Governor Ducey
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Deadly fentanyl found during two traffic stops

According to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO), "During the first week of August, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, with the help of Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) taskforce, conducted two traffic stops within an hour of each other in Camp Verde. The first stop resulted in the seizure of 8 pounds of meth and 10 pounds (40,000 pills) of fentanyl pills, following a consent search of the vehicle. The driver, identified as Marco Ceja-Partida (35) from Ontario, CA., was booked into the Camp Verde jail for transportation of dangerous and narcotic drugs for sale."

The YCSO Facebook post continued, "The second stop, merely 30 minutes later, lead to the confiscation of approximately 15,000 fentanyl pills. The driver, Hector Ramirez-Galvez (26) out of the Phoenix area, was arrested and booked for the transportation of narcotic drugs for sale."

Of course, these are not the only efforts to bring fentanyl into our state and country. Did you know that over half of the fentanyl brought into the country, comes through Arizona? Look at these two tweets from Governor Doug Ducey:




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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Editor and Publisher of CopperState News. In her past life, she was the founder of a successful local news media publication in the Prescott area. She started CopperState News with the idea that local news deserves a statewide platform.

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