WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Two Colorado suspects are in Purgatory Correctional Facility in Hurricane after sheriff’s deputies discovered over 11 kilos of pure fentanyl tablets of their automotive.
Veronica Marquez-Franco, 47, and Jesus Navarro-Perez, 21, have been stopped on the morning of Jan. 10 in Washington County after a deputy from the Washington County Sheriff’s Division noticed a Jeep Cherokee with Colorado plates heading north on Interstate 15 making an unlawful lane change.
In the course of the cease, police deployed a Okay-9 to conduct a free-air sniff of the outside of the car, which indicated the presence of illicit substances.
Deputies discovered an enormous variety of spherical blue tablets with “M” and “30” stamped on both facet, which they suspected based mostly on earlier findings to be fentanyl. One deputy states within the police report, “Primarily based on my coaching and expertise, I do know these tablets to be counterfeit tablets containing pure fentanyl.”
The suspects have been subsequently booked on second-degree possession with intent to distribute a managed substance and misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia.
The report reveals that the suspects have household ties to Sinaloa, Mexico.
The Drug Enforcement Company states that the quantity of fentanyl discovered has the potential to kill greater than 2.5 million individuals.