PHOENIX — Police seized 15,000 fentanyl pills and more than $9,000 in cash in a bust at a west Phoenix motel.
Narcotics detectives were called to the Motel 6 near 59th Avenue and McDowell Road on Tuesday, after Phoenix police apprehended a woman inside one of the rooms and noticed paraphernalia.
In the motel room, officers reportedly saw drug ledgers and rubber bands.
After detaining 38-year-old Emmanuel Romero Hernandez, police searched the room and allegedly found 15,000 fentanyl pills, two handguns, scales, numerous cell phones, and more than $9,000 in cash.
Hernandez allegedly told police that he was given $5,000 to hold onto the drugs by two men he met the day before.
Hernandez has been charged with narcotic drug possession, money laundering, and weapons misconduct.