PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Three people have been arrested after a two-day investigation by the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) for alleged trafficking of large quantities of meth and fentanyl pills on Thursday.
DPS says three career criminals, 37-year-old Robert Flores, 41-year-old Michael Salazar, and 50-year-old Dina Peralta, were arrested after a search warrant was served leading to the discovery and removal of 87.6 pounds of meth, 4,450 fentanyl pills, a handgun, and two cars.
DPS says Flores and Salazar are known gang members and both on probation. Peralta is a known gang associate who had five felony warrants for her arrest.
Flores, Salazar, and Peralta have all been charged with possession of a narcotic drug, a narcotic drug for sale, transportation of a dangerous drug for sale, and conducting illegal business.
AZDPS detectives arrested three suspects on charges related to drug trafficking on Aug. 19, 2021 after a 2-day investigation. A residential search warrant was served following the arrests, leading to the seizure of 87.6 lb of meth, 4,450 fentanyl pills, a handgun & two vehicles. pic.twitter.com/RKlSECqPDi— Dept. of Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) August 24, 2021