Police discovered a large number of suspected Fentanyl pills hidden in a spare wheel in Phoenix, Arizona during a recent investigation.
Authorities said officers performing the illegal drug investigation Wednesday made the discovery near 27th Avenue and Bethany Home Road, Fox 10 reported Friday.
Phoenix Police shared photos of the tire and the plastic bags containing what appeared to be the blue pills:
While working an illegal drug investigation, #PHXPD600NET took a total of 166,000 suspected fentanyl pills of the streets of #PHX near 27th Ave/Bethany Home on Wednesday. 20yo, Alexa Magana was booked for possession & transportation of narcotic drugs for sale. #GoodPoliceWork pic.twitter.com/bTL39WHGd3
— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) July 1, 2022
The agency said 20-year-old Alexa Magana was booked for possession and transportation of narcotic drugs for sale.
Alexa Magia was taken into custody after police discovered thousands of suspected fentanyl tablets in a spare wheel. https://t.co/pUJh67bDXL
— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) July 1, 2022
Fentanyl was described as a synthetic opioid, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
” Some drug dealers mix fentanyl and other drugs like heroin, cocaine methamphetamines, or MDMA. It takes very little to get high on fentanyl. This makes it an affordable option.” The institute said:
This is especially risky when people taking drugs don’t realize they might contain fentanyl as a cheap but dangerous additive. These people might have been taking more opioids than they are used to, and could be at greater risk of overdosing.
Fentanyl, like heroin and morphine and other opioids, works by binding with the body’s opioid receivers. These receptors are located in brain areas that regulate pain and emotion. The brain becomes more sensitive to opioids after repeated use, which makes it difficult to experience pleasure from other drugs.
Deaths from drug overdoses rose 15 percent during President Joe Biden’s first year on the job, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed, Breitbart News reported May 11.
Over 107,000 people died from an overdose last year, according to the data, more than 80,000 of whom died from opioids.
Also, the outlet said that “Deaths due to fentanyl continue growing as Biden pursued Open Border Policies, allowing more drug-smugglers into America,”