YAVAPAI COUNTY, Ariz. (KVOA) – On Thursday, April 1st at round 3:30 p.m., a Yavapai County K9 deputy conducting visitors enforcement alongside Interstate 17 pulled over the motive force of an SUV for a visitors violation. Deputies stated they seen a number of pink flags when talking to the motive force, 21-year-old Andres Herrara, of Phoenix.
A search of the automobile was performed, and the deputy discovered 20,000 fentanyl drugs, with an estimated avenue worth of $400,000, hidden in a storage compartment within the trunk of the SUV.
Earlier this week, YCSO K9 deputies arrested a mother and pop staff for trafficking 52,000 fentanyl drugs hidden in a toddler automobile seat, bringing the overall seized this week to 72,000 drugs (estimated avenue worth of
greater than $1.4 million).
“These medicine are flooding into our state from the southern border, making its means throughout the US. We now have seen a 1500% improve up to now this 12 months once we evaluate our seizures to the final 6 months of 2020,” stated Sheriff David Rhodes, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Workplace.
“Since January 2021, our K9 unit alone has prevented greater than 240,000 drugs (estimated worth of $4.8 million) from getting trafficked throughout Arizona
and to the remainder of the US. That’s a dramatic improve from the one 15,000 seized between July and December 2020,” the Sheriff stated.
Herrera is dealing with a number of drug fees to incorporate transportation of narcotic medicine on the market, possession of narcotic medicine on the market, and possession of narcotic medicine.
“Our K9 staff is doing a incredible job in stopping these harmful medicine from making it into our neighborhood and communities throughout America,” stated Sheriff David Rhodes. “Whereas we do what we will to harm the availability, there wouldn’t be a provide and not using a demand. So, we hope that if you recognize somebody who suffers from habit, please get them the assistance they want.”