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YCSO arrests teenage girl with stash of fentanyl

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Pills worth more than $100,000

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY )- The Yuma County Sheriff's Office (YCSO) says they arrested a 17-year-old girl Wednesday for carrying three bags full of the drug fentanyl.

YCSO says an ongoing investigation led deputies to the teen. They found her at the Greyhound bus stop on Castle Dome Avenue. Deputies says the girl admitted to having the drugs in her possession.

The drugs weighed in at more than a thousand grams. They have an estimated street value of $108,200.

YCSO says the 17-year-old now faces charges of transportation of a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of a narcotic drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Yuma County Narcotics Task Force, the Yuma Police Department, the U.S. Border Patrol, and the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations assisted YCSO with the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this case, is urged to contact the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at 928-783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous. You can also visit the Sheriff's website to submit an anonymous tip.

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