Man arrested in Phoenix, accused of attempting to transport 10,000 Fentanyl pills

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 15:48:47-05

PHOENIX — Investigators with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office recently seized 10,000 Fentanyl pills connected to a suspected drug operation in Phoenix.

According to court documents, investigators received information regarding a drug deal set to take place on Nov. 5, 2019 in a store parking lot near 87th Avenue and Camelback Road on the Valley's west side. Those allegedly involved in the drug deal apparently became suspicious, according to court documents, after noticing a large number of vehicles and began to drive away.

When that happened, MCSO investigators and agents with the Department of Homeland Security moved in. They arrested a man named Eduardo Levya.

Detectives found four bags of Fentanyl, estimated to weigh three pounds and worth $80,000, in his vehicle, according to court documents. Levya was booked into jail and charged with narcotics possession for sale.