Attorney General Mayes Announces Major Fentanyl Seizure

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mayes today announced the seizure of over a half-million illicit fentanyl pills, the results of an investigation between the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, the Tempe Police Department, and the Phoenix Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Last week, special agents of the Attorney General’s Office and law enforcement partners confiscated 525,000 illicit fentanyl pills and $66,000 in cash as part of the Attorney General’s ongoing effort to combat the state’s fentanyl crisis.
“This operation is a significant step forward in our ongoing fight against criminal drug distribution in our state,” said Attorney General Mayes. “The collaboration between my office and our local and federal law enforcement partners has been vital to our efforts at keeping this deadly drug off our streets. We will continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute these crimes to the fullest extent of the law.”
In addition to enforcement actions, the Attorney General's Office is also focusing its efforts to combat the fentanyl crisis on prevention and awareness. Last week, Attorney General Mayes announced a PSA contest on fentanyl awareness for college students across Arizona. This effort aims to educate and engage the public, especially youth, about the dangers of fentanyl. More information on this initiative is available here.