DPS makes biggest meth seizure in its history, recovering $2.5 million in drugs

By | October 18, 2020

Luis Adrian Sonoqui

Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers netted the largest meth seizure in the agency’s history during a traffic stop Thursday.

According to a statement from the agency, Luis Adrian Sonoqui, 29, was stopped for a traffic violation near 20th Street and Greenway Road. Troopers found $2.5 million worth of drugs including 50,000 fentanyl pills, 35 pounds of cocaine and 464 pounds of methamphetamine during a search of his car. 

Sonoqui was booked into the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail on suspicion of drug possession and a slew of other charges.

DPS has recovered large quantities of drugs in multiple high-profile cases this year.

In January, a couple en-route to Utah were caught with 362 pounds of meth in their vehicle. It was the single largest meth recovery ever made by DPS at the time. 

In mid-March, DPS recovered more than 75 pounds of meth in two separate traffic stops along the Interstate 10 in the western and southern parts of the state. 

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