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PINAL COUNTY DEPUTIES SEIZE $150,000 WORTH OF HEROIN AND ARREST TWO
 
Posted: 3/20/2018 12:00 AM
 
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office arrests two Mexican nationals for trafficking $150,000 worth of heroin.

On Monday, a K9 deputy was conducting traffic enforcement along Interstate-10 when he pulled over a car at mile marker 215 for a minor traffic violation.

Jacinto Armentilla Canevet, 57, was the driver of the vehicle and was identified by his Mexican National Identification card. Silvia Ramos Lopez, 53, was a passenger and was identified by her U.S. Border Crossing Card. During the traffic stop, deputies noticed Lopez appeared to be hiding something underneath her shirt. Deputies found eight bundles of heroin taped to her torso and chest. The total weight of the heroin was four pounds.

“Our opioid crisis is a public health emergency. People’s addiction to opioid and heroin is a sickness the cartel has no problem profiting on.” Said Sheriff Mark Lamb. “You never know what a simple traffic stop turns into and I applaud our deputies for preventing these drugs from hitting our streets and hurting more people.”

Both were arrested and charged with possession of narcotics, Possession of narcotics with intent to sell and transportation of narcotics with intent to sell.
 
 
 
 
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