Arizona troopers find fentanyl pills concealed inside unicorn backpack
Troopers found cocaine and 37.5 pounds of suspected fentanyl pills inside a unicorn backpack. A loaded AK-47-style pistol was also found in the car. (Arizona Department of Public Safety)
CORDES LAKES, Ariz. - Two men were arrested after Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers found drugs and a loaded gun inside a car during a traffic stop.
According to DPS, troopers pulled over a Dodge Challenger on April 27 along northbound Interstate 17 at milepost 265 north of Cordes Junction.
"During the traffic stop, multiple indicators of criminal activity were observed and a narcotics detection canine was utilized," DPS said in a news release.
Troopers found cocaine and 37.5 pounds of suspected fentanyl pills inside a unicorn backpack. A loaded AK-47-style pistol was also found in the car.
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The driver, 22-year-old Ray Rodriguez of Glendale, and his passenger, 22-year-old Nathan Perez of Avondale, were arrested and booked into jail.
Both men are accused of multiple drug and weapons charges.