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Opioid epidemic: MCSO seizes 8K fentanyl pills, two men arrested

MCSO seizes 8K fentanyl pills, two men arrested
MCSO seizes 8K fentanyl pills, two men arrested
Posted at 8:44 PM, May 22, 2018

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says 8,000 fentanyl pills were seized as part of a 5-month long drug investigation on Valley streets. 

According to MCSO, detectives served several search warrants as part of the investigation and seized the pills from various locations, including a storage unit in the Maryvale area. 

Octavio Gutierrez-Hernandez, 33, and Jorge Bazan, 23, were both booked into jail for possession of narcotic drugs for sale and conspiracy. 

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Officials say $10,000 in cash and a 9mm handgun were also seized in the investigation. 

Deputies say the investigation began in early 2018 in cooperation with Phoenix police and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.