YCSO powdered fentanyl bust

Several packages were found loaded with powdered fentanyl.

CORDES JUNCTION, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A simple traffic stop in Yavapai County turned into a massive drug bust on Wednesday. A deputy with a K-9 pulled over a driver, identified as 21-year-old Daniel Antonio Guzman Perez, who was weaving in and out of traffic on Interstate 17 near Cordes Junction, deputies said. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office said Perez's story wasn't adding up and the K-9 alerted the deputy that there was something in the car. When it was searched, the deputy found 22 pounds of powdered fentanyl inside several packages, YCSO said.

Investigators said crooks could make between 5 and 10 million fentanyl pills with all that powder. It would be worth about $150 million. Perez is being charged with transportation of narcotic drugs, sales of narcotic drugs, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Daniel Antonio Guzman Perez

Daniel Antonio Guzman Perez is being charged with transportation of narcotic drugs, sales of narcotic drugs, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia.

"We typically see a lot of fentanyl in the pill form. But this is the second time in less than a month that our K-9 unit has seized powdered fentanyl of this magnitude, which is extremely rare," said Yavapai County Sheriff David Rhodes.


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