On Tuesday, May 10, Arizona Department of Public Safety detectives arrested two suspects near Interstate 17 and Thunderbird Road following an investigation into drug smuggling.
The suspects were identified as 22-year-old Arnoldo Anaya Preciado, of Phoenix, and 27-year-old Jose Lopez Osuna, also of Phoenix.
A search warrant for a Phoenix residence led to the seizure of more than 54 pounds of fentanyl pills, and more than one pound each of cocaine and heroin. Detectives also seized a vehicle and two firearms from the residence, including a stolen .45 caliber pistol.
Anaya Preciado was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on charges including possession of a narcotic drug for sale, misconduct involving weapons, illegal control of an enterprise, and conspiracy.
Lopez Osuna was also booked into the Maricopa County jail and faces charges including possession of a narcotic drug for sale, conspiracy, and illegal control of an enterprise.
AZDPS Highway Patrol Division, SWAT team, and U.S. Customs & Border Protection assisted with this investigation.