Two suspected north Phoenix drug dealers arrested in bust

Posted at 5:50 PM, May 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-27 22:20:11-04

Two suspected north Phoenix drug dealers are behind bars following a bust by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. 

MCSO detectives received information about a person selling large quantities of heroin on the streets of Phoenix, which led them to two apartments in the north Phoenix area. 

Detectives arrested 32-year-old Eden Camacho-Montoya and 42-year-old Felizardo Castro-Lopez after finding drugs, a large amount of cash, and other evidence of drug sales. Additional drugs were also found in both of their vehicles.

Officials say detectives seized 1.81 pounds of methamphetamine, 5 ounces of heroin, 53 fentanyl pills, 13.1 grams of cocaine, two handguns, two vehicles, and over $41,000 in US currency.

Montoya and Lopez are facing several felony charges including distribution of narcotic drugs for sale, possession of narcotic drugs for sale, conspiracy and possession of weapons in a drug defense.

Detectives with the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and the Maricopa County Drug Suppression Task Force carried out the bust. 

The investigation was conducted with the help of the DEA and the Phoenix Police Department.