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DPS recovers 100,000 fentanyl pills in Phoenix

Police say the street value of the pills is $500,000.
Credit: MCSO

PHOENIX, Ariz — Police seized more than 100,000 fentanyl pills in Phoenix Monday after a week-long investigation, the Arizona Department of Public Safety announced Wednesday.

Detectives with the agency's Pinal Criminal Targeting Unit arrested 24-year-old Daniel Humberto Anguiano Cota of Sinaloa, Mexico.

Officals seacehed Cota's home in Phoenix and found a large sum of money and cocaine packaged for sale, according to police. The fentanyl alone had a street value of $500,000, according to DPS. 

Cota has been booked in the Maricopa County Jail on charges that included possession, sale and transportation of a narcotic drug and money laundering.