December 30, 2022
Eighteen pounds, or some 72,000 fentanyl pills, seized by YCSO at a traffic stop in early September. (YCSO/Courtesy)
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Local officials are vowing to continue the fight to strengthen penalties against fentanyl dealers despite a bill sponsored by Rep. Quang Nguyen of Prescott Valley being voted down 5-2 with one abstention, in the state House Standing Committee for Judiciary Wednesday, Feb. 1.
The Prescott Valley Police Department (PVPD) continues to see illegal drug use, drug arrests and overdoses prevalent within the community. Since July 1, there have been 15 overdoses and four related deaths.