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Arizona Department of Public Safety seizes 2.25 pounds of crystal meth and 10.34 pounds of cocaine in less than a week

Routine traffic stops result in major narcotics seizures

Wednesday, January 06, 2010 -

On December 30, 2009, at approximately 11:35 a.m. an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer stopped a 2003 GMC pickup truck on westbound Interstate 10 at milepost 88, about 50 miles west of Phoenix. A search of the vehicle revealed 10.34 pounds of cocaine concealed in a speaker box behind the seat. One suspect was arrested and the vehicle was seized.

Suspect: Francisco Enrique Ozuna, 33, Nogales, Az.

Charges: Transportation of Cocaine

Possession of Cocaine for Sale

Illegal Control of an Enterprise

On January 3, 2009, at approximately 9:50 a.m. two DPS officers stopped two vehicles traveling together on I-40 at milepost 313, near Holbrook. After a consent search, 2.25 pounds of crystal methamphetamine was located in the spare tire of the first vehicle. Two suspects were arrested and booked in the Navajo County Jail. A 2009 Toyota and a 2001 Cadillac were seized.

Suspect: Frank Fernando Canez 35 Phoenix (driver of 1st vehicle 2009 Toyota)

Charges: Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale and Transportation of Dangerous Drugs for Sale

Suspect: Rafael Cardenas-Uriarte 29 Mexican National (driver of 2nd 2001 Cadillac)

Charges: Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale, Transportation of Dangerous Drugs for Sale Conspiracy and Child Abuse

An adult female and a one year old child were also passengers in the second vehicle.

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