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More Arrests of Suspected Fentanyl Dealers

30 November 2018  
PANT takes down more Fentanyl Dealers – One suspect uses body cavity to hide Pills

On November 21, 2018, around 9 pm, 20-year-old Alfredo Campa from Prescott Valley, and 19-year-old Kenneth Moran from Prescott, were arrested on charges including Transportation of Narcotic Drugs for Sale (fentanyl), Possession of Narcotic Drugs for Sale (fentanyl) and Possession of Fentanyl. 

Over the past several months, detectives from the Partner’s Against Narcotics Trafficking taskforce (PANT) developed information that Campa was involved in the transportation, sales, possession and use of the narcotic drug Fentanyl. 

On November 21, 2018, a YCSO K9 deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 10100 block of E State Route 69, Prescott Valley, involving a vehicle driven by Campa. Moran was the front seat passenger. A YCSO K9 was deployed and alerted to the odor of drugs/narcotics coming from the vehicle. During the subsequent search to locate the source of this odor, 13 pills were found in the center console. The pills were described as small, round, blue in color and stamped with an ‘M” on one side and “30” on the opposite side. These pills matched the description of pills involved in recent overdose cases in Yavapai County. The M/30 pills are ‘mimic’ oxycodone pills pressed with Fentanyl. 

Also in the center console were pieces of foil with burnt residue indicating some of the contraband had been smoked. Following his arrest, Moran indicated the pills had been purchased in the Phoenix area and admitted smoking one of the pills with Campa on the way back to the Prescott area. Campa claimed the pills were not his but knew they were in the car.  

On the way to the jail, Moran admitted he inserted a package containing 8 more M/30 pills into his anal cavity and had been unable to retrieve the pills. As a result, Moran was transported to a local hospital where medical staff eventually removed 10 additional Fentanyl pills from his body. 

A total of 23.5 pills were recovered during the investigation. 

Both suspects were booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center and each remain in-custody on a $3000 bond.

As indicated in prior media releases, PANT is focusing on anyone dealing fentanyl in Yavapai County and encourages the public to call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232 if they have information on dealers and users. A direct tip to Silent Witness leading to the arrest of a verified fentanyl dealer becomes eligible for a $1000 cash reward.  

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 

or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov

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Dwight D'Evelyn

Dwight D'Evelyn, YCSO Media Coordinator

Website: www.ycsoaz.gov