West Phoenix traffic stop nets $100,000 in illegal drugs

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Posted at 1:53 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 17:50:46-04

PHOENIX — Police allegedly seized over $100,000 in narcotic drugs after a traffic stop in west Phoenix.

Phoenix police report that on July 31 an officer conducted a traffic stop near 75th Avenue and Indian School Road. Police say the driver, Francisco Javier Garcia Gonzalez, 31, did not have a valid driver's license.

Police reportedly saw a baggy with blue pills in the driver's side door. A K-9 was called in and allegedly found more drugs in a shoebox, which was in the back seat. Inside the box, police found over five pounds of fentanyl and 5,000 oxycodone pills, according to court records. Over $2,000 in cash was also reportedly found inside the car.

Police say the value of all the drugs is about $100,000.

Gonzalez reportedly told police that he went to Desert Sky Mall for a haircut, while the drugs were put into his car. He was then instructed to take the vehicle to a nearby convenience store, where he was to meet someone and leave the car behind.

Gonzalez has been charged with transporting narcotic drugs.