Three Arrested After Distributing Methamphetamine and Fake Pills from Phoenix Auto Dealership
Meth, Fake M30 Fentanyl Pills and 14 Firearms Seized
PHOENIX - On January 20, 2022, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) arrested three subjects who were distributing methamphetamine and fake M30 pills suspected to contain fentanyl from BSG Auto Sales in Phoenix, Arizona. Investigators seized from the auto dealership approximately 20 pounds of methamphetamine, 4,000 M30 pills suspected to contain fentanyl, 14 firearms and two vehicles. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has charged the following:
- Marco Antonio Ortiz, 31, with one count of Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale.
- Hiram Velasquez-Amarillas, 35, with one count of Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale and one count of Possession of Narcotic Drugs for Sale.
- Cesar Avila-Aguilar, 52, with one count of Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale, one count of Possession of Narcotic Drugs for Sale, and two counts of Misconduct Involving Weapons.
The three men were booked into the county jail and were arraigned on January 24, 2022, in Maricopa County Superior Court. The Phoenix Police Department assisted in the investigation.
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