Sahuarita police recovered four duffle bags with nearly 200 pounds of illegal drugs on Tuesday after answering a report of suspicious activity on Old Nogales Highway.
Anyone with information on the case or observes any suspicious activity may contact the SPD by calling 9-1-1 at any time, or (520) 344-7000 during business hours Monday through Friday or by contacting the TIP Line at (520) 445-7847.
Half of the illegal drugs recovered were fentanyl, a powerful lethal synthetic opioid that, according to the CDC, is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. SPD recovered heroin, another black market opioid, in the duffle bags too.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse reported 56,516 overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone in 2020.
Are we doing enough to educate people about the dangers of using opioids and curb the demand for them on a local level?