YCSO K-9 unit confiscates 56K fentanyl pills during traffic stop on I-40
A Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) K-9 unit found 56,000 fentanyl pills hidden inside a vehicle during an otherwise routine traffic stop on eastbound Interstate 40 Wednesday night, June 22.
During a vehicle search, a YCSO deputy found three fire extinguishers.
“Based on the interviews with the occupant and suspicious circumstances, the Deputy removed the extinguishers from the vehicle,” a YCSO news release stated.
The deputy then deployed his K-9, Maximus, who “alerted” the deputy to the odor of narcotics. Based on the K-9’s alert, the deputy confiscated the evidence and opened the extinguishers, where he found the fentanyl pills.
The unnamed driver was arrested and booked into Yavapai County jail.