AZ troopers seize $2.5M in drugs during Phoenix traffic stop

Arizona Department of Public Safety

AZ troopers seize $2.5M in drugs during Phoenix traffic stop
Luis A. Sonoqui (Source: AZDPS)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - On Thursday, Oct. 15 at approximately 9:00 p.m., an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper stopped a vehicle in the area of 20th Street and Greenway Road in Phoenix for a traffic violation.

The stop resulted in the seizure of 50,000 fentanyl pills with an estimated street value of $500,000; 35 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $578,000; and 464 pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $1.5 million.

The total street value for this seizure is approximately $2.5 million.

The driver of the vehicle, Luis A. Sonoqui, of Phoenix, was arrested and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on the following charges:

  • Possession of dangerous drugs
  • Possession of dangerous drugs for sale
  • Possession of narcotic drugs
  • Possession of narcotic drugs for sale
  • Conspiracy
  • Illegally conducting an enterprise

This is the largest single meth seizure in AZDPS history.

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