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3 indicted in connection with fentanyl drug bust in Tempe

Posted at 10:30 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 01:30:48-04

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say three people have been indicted in connection with a fentanyl drug bust in Tempe.

State prosecutors say a grand jury indicted Edwin Radames Veliz-Flores, Ines Helena Acosta and Roberto Yescas on charges of conspiracy, illegally conducting an enterprise, transportation of narcotic drugs for sale and offering to sell or transfer a narcotic drug.

Maricopa County Sheriff's detectives and Homeland Security special agents conducted an operation on a supplier suspected of selling fentanyl pills.

Agents set up the buy to take place June 5 at the Arizona Mills Mall in Tempe.

While in the parking lot, detectives saw what they believed to be a drug transaction and three suspects were arrested.

Detectives recovered two large packages containing about 14,000 pills laced with fentanyl with an estimated value of $154,000.