Arizona Pair Arrested with 8,000 Fentanyl Pills Indicted by Grand Jury

An Arizona grand jury has handed down indictments for the two men arrested in May, KTAR News reports.  Prosecutors allege that Octavio Gutierrez-Hernandez and Jorge Bazan were trafficking more than 2,000 fentanyl pills pressed with an “M30” imprint, which is what is typically stamped on oxycodone pills. The pills were found hidden inside a stuffed animal.

According to KTAR News, Octavio Gutierrez-Hernandez and Jorge Bazan were both charged with one count of conspiracy, one count of conducting an illegal enterprise and multiple counts involving the transportation and sale of a narcotic drug.

PSM reported earlier on Gutierrez-Hernandez and Bazan’s arrests. At the time of their arrest, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) described how during a search of the pair’s staging locations, approximately 8,000 counterfeit oxycodone pills made with fentanyl were discovered.

This case was investigated by MCSO, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Phoenix Police, Detectives with the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and the Maricopa County Drug Suppression Task Force.