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Photo: ‘Largest drug bust’ in Ariz. PD’s history uncovers over 700K fentanyl pills

Police also found other drugs inside a stash house, which totaled over $4.4 million in street value


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By Ashley Silver

MESA, Ariz. — An Arizona police department seized the most drugs in department history, uncovering over 700,000 fentanyl pills and more than 15 pounds of methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine earlier this month.

According to AZ Family News, details from a traffic stop led police to search an apartment in Mesa. Inside the “stash house,” officers located 714,300 fentanyl pills, 3.5 pounds of fentanyl powder, six pounds of meth, 3.6 pounds of heroin and two pounds of cocaine.

Police also found $17,039 in cash and one gun with boxes of ammo during the bust.

Jesus Rojas Romero, 36, Alex Ruiz, 20, and Christian Valles Castro, 22, were placed under arrest after officers discovered the drug paraphernalia. The total value of the drugs is over $4.4 million, according to the report.

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