State troopers seize $2.5 million in drugs during traffic stop in Phoenix

Contributed Photo/Courtesy AZDPS: A traffic stop led to the seizure of 50,000 fentanyl pills, 35 pounds of cocaine, and 464 pounds of meth; the largest seizure of meth in AZDPS history.

Largest meth seizure in AZDPS history

Contributed Article/Courtesy AZDPS

Contributed Photo/Courtesy AZDPS: Luis A. Sonoqui

PHOENIX – On Thursday, Oct. 15, at approximately 9 p.m, an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper stopped a vehicle in the area of 20th Street and Greenway Road in Phoenix for a traffic violation. The stop resulted in the seizure of 50,000 fentanyl pills (estimated street value $500,000), 35 pounds of cocaine (est. street value $578,000), and 464 pounds of methamphetamine (est. street value $1.5 million). The total street value for this seizure is approximately $2.5 million.

The driver, Luis A. Sonoqui, of Phoenix, was arrested and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on the charges of possession of a dangerous drug, possession of a dangerous drug for sale, possession of a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug for sale, conspiracy, illegally conducting an enterprise.

This is the largest single meth seizure in AZDPS history.

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