MCSO: Man arrested with 'enough heroin to supply 10,000 users'

Posted at 1:20 PM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 20:47:44-04

A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office task force found enough heroin to supply thousands of users after a traffic stop.

The sheriff's office was contacted by an unspecified agency about a vehicle coming through the Phoenix area with narcotics.

On September 12, deputies located the vehicle on Interstate 10 near 35th Avenue and followed it to a parking lot. 

There, investigators reportedly saw a bag being transferred from one vehicle to another. They later stopped the car the bag was moved to and watched as 40-year-old Horacio Carrasco Barraza destroyed a cell phone. 

In the car, investigators allegedly found four bricks of heroin weighing a total of ten pounds. 

MCSO says the heroin is worth about $18,000 per pound and is "enough to supply more than 10,000 users," according to court paperwork.

Barraza has been charged with conspiracy and transportation of a narcotic drug, among other charges.