DPS continues to make large hard drug busts

Contributed Photo/Courtesy DPS: From left, Suspects Robert Flores, 37, of Phoenix, Michael Salazar, 41, of Mesa, and Dina Peralta, 50, of Mesa, were all arrested and booked into jail on charges of possession of a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug for sale, transportation of a dangerous drug for sale, and illegally conducting an enterprise.

Contributed Article/Courtesy DPS

Contributed Photo/Courtesy DPS: The bust included the seizure of 87.6 pounds of methamphetamine, 4,450 fentanyl pills along with a handgun and two vehicles.

PHOENIX – A two-day investigation by Arizona Department of Public Safety detectives centering on individuals trafficking large quantities of methamphetamine and fentanyl pills resulted in three arrests on Thursday, Aug. 19.

Detectives believe all three suspects are career criminals. Two of the arrested subjects are documented gang members, both on probation, and the third was identified as a gang associate who had five outstanding felony warrants for her arrest for similar crimes.

Following the arrest of the suspects, a residential search warrant was served, leading to the seizure of 87.6 pounds of methamphetamine, 4,450 fentanyl pills along with a handgun and two vehicles.

Suspects Robert Flores, 37, of Phoenix, Michael Salazar, 41, of Mesa, and Dina Peralta, 50, of Mesa, were all arrested and booked into jail on charges of possession of a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug for sale, transportation of a dangerous drug for sale, and illegally conducting an enterprise. 

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