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Over 500K fentanyl pills discovered after 2 women pulled over for speeding

WFLA Tampa logo WFLA Tampa 5/25/2022 Ana Gutierrez
Over 500K fentanyl pills discovered after 2 women pulled over for speeding © Provided by WFLA Tampa Over 500K fentanyl pills discovered after 2 women pulled over for speeding

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (KLAS) - Two women were arrested and over 500,000 fentanyl pills were seized on Monday after a traffic stop in Arizona.

31-year-old Martha Lopez and 30-year-old Tania Luna Solis were stopped near Casa Grande, about 50 miles from Phoenix. They were stopped for speeding in an SUV that Lopez was driving, according to police.

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Officers said two juvenile passengers were also in the car.

During the stop, officers discovered around 500,000 pills concealed in collagen supplement bottles, alongside a gun and a “large amount of U.S. currency,” police said.

  • Over 50,000 fentanyl pills were discovered in a traffic stop by Casa Grande police in Arizona. (Courtesy: Casa Grande police) © Provided by KLAS Las Vegas Over 50,000 fentanyl pills were discovered in a traffic stop by Casa Grande police in Arizona. (Courtesy: Casa Grande police)
  • Over 50,000 fentanyl pills were discovered in a traffic stop by Casa Grande police in Arizona. (Courtesy: Casa Grande police) © Provided by KLAS Las Vegas Over 50,000 fentanyl pills were discovered in a traffic stop by Casa Grande police in Arizona. (Courtesy: Casa Grande police)

Both women were booked on charges including possession, transportation, and importation of narcotic drugs for sale and child endangerment.

K9 Deutz, who was recently bitten by a rattlesnake and returned to service, helped discover the illicit pills.

K9 Deutz helped Casa Grande police find over 500,000 fentanyl pills during a traffic stop. (Courtesy: Casa Grande police) © Provided by KLAS Las Vegas K9 Deutz helped Casa Grande police find over 500,000 fentanyl pills during a traffic stop. (Courtesy: Casa Grande police)

"The transport and sale of drugs in our community affects us all. It is hard to quantify the number of lives this investigation has saved, but I am sure we are making a difference. Our Officers are combating this issue daily and I commend their efforts, especially knowing our K9 who was recently bitten by a rattlesnake is already back in full service,” Casa Grande Police Chief Mark McCrory said.

Correction: An earlier version of this story contained incorrect information about the number of fentanyl pills seized. The actual number of pills seized is over 500K and the error has been corrected.

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