SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Authorities have arrested six people in connection with a drug investigation in the East Valley.
The Drug Enforcement Agency said it worked with the Scottsdale Police Department to investigate narcotics activity by an organization last year.
The case led authorities to search four homes on March 1. Investigators say they collectively found two kilograms of cocaine, 1,000 suspected fentanyl pills, $28,000 in cash and 16 weapons, some of which had been reported as stolen.
Authorities also found body armor and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
One of those arrested, Jose Gonzalez-Ramos, admitted to being a member of the MS-13 gang, the DEA said. The five others arrested were Yasary Bejarano, Luis Adrian Gonzalez Perez, Carlos Daniel Pineda Martinez, Jorge Marin Cuevas, and John Hernandez Vera.
All will face various state drug and weapons charges, according to a news release.