Man Indicted on Suspicion of Trafficking Illicit Drugs
140,000 Fake pills Containing Fentanyl, 11+ Pounds of Fentanyl Powder, 2+ Pounds of Heroin, and 3 Pounds of Methamphetamine Recovered
PHOENIX – Special Agent in Charge Cheri Oz and Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that Jose Luis Montoya Miranda has been indicted on one count Conspiracy, one count Illegally Conducting an enterprise, one count Transportation of a Narcotic Drug for sale (Fentanyl) in an Amount over the Statutory Threshold, two counts Possession of a Narcotic Drug for sale (Fentanyl) in an Amount over the Statutory Threshold, one count Possession of a Narcotic Drug for Sale (Heroin) in an Amount over the Statutory Threshold, one count Possession of a Dangerous Drug (Methamphetamine) For Sale in an Amount over the Statutory Threshold, and one count Misconduct Involving Weapons.
On May 11, 2022, Montoya Miranda was arrested on suspicion of trafficking illicit drugs where investigators seized approximately 140,000 fentanyl pills, over 11 pounds of fentanyl powder, 2.11 pounds of heroin, 2.9 pounds of methamphetamine, and a handgun.
The charges are based upon an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
This case is being prosecuted by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
All Defendants are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.