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Deputies arrest sisters accused of fentanyl dealing

Posted at 12:28 PM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 14:32:05-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - Pinal County Sheriff's deputies arrested two women in connection with a fentanyl sales case.

According to the department, the arrests ended a four-month investigation of fentanyl sales in the San Manuel area. Deputies say 45-year-old San Manuel resident Angela Melton was selling fentanyl pills from the convenience store that she worked at in the 28500 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

Melton allegedly delivered the drugs to her sister, 49-year-old Tucsonan Judy Burfield.

Both women face charges of possession for sale of narcotic drugs, as well as transportation for sale of narcotic drugs.

“People do not realize just how dangerous fentanyl is. We have seen so many lives lost because of this drug and we are proud of the work our narcotics detectives did to get these drug dealers off the street. San Manuel is much safer today because of their investigation,” said Sheriff Mark Lamb, in a statement.