YCSO K-9 unit confiscates 56K fentanyl pills during traffic stop on I-40
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A Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) K-9 unit, which included Maximus who is pictured in this photo, found 56,000 fentanyl pills hidden inside a vehicle during an otherwise routine traffic stop on eastbound Interstate 40 Wednesday night, June 22, 2022. (YCSO/Courtesy)

A Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) K-9 unit, which included Maximus who is pictured in this photo, found 56,000 fentanyl pills hidden inside a vehicle during an otherwise routine traffic stop on eastbound Interstate 40 Wednesday night, June 22, 2022. (YCSO/Courtesy)

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Bags of fentanyl with fire extinguishers. (YCSO/Courtesy)

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Bag of fentanyl pills stashed in fire extinguisher. (YCSO/Courtesy)

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.

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