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Police seize fentanyl pills, cocaine, firearms, cash and a juvenile crocodile in Phoenix

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Posted at 9:24 AM, May 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-31 21:21:55-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police officers seized drugs, firearms, cash and a live juvenile Nile Crocodile from a home near 71st Avenue and Van Buren Street on May 11.

Police say they served a search warrant as part of an investigation that began in late April.

In the home, they found 193,000 M30 fentanyl pills, 855 grams of cocaine, 15 firearms, $65,929 in cash, a Dodge Ram 1500 TRX and a live juvenile Nile Crocodile.

34-year-old Adrian Valladares was arrested in connection to this seizure.

The crocodile was turned over to the Phoenix Herpetological Society.