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State Troopers Seize $2.5M in Drugs During Traffic Stop in Phoenix

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On Thursday, October 15, 2020, at approximately 9:00 PM, an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper stopped a vehicle in the area of 20th Street and Greenway Road in Phoenix for a traffic violation. The stop resulted in the seizure of 50,000 fentanyl pills (estimated street value $500,000), 35 pounds of cocaine (est. street value $578,000), and 464 pounds of methamphetamine (est. street value $1.5 million). The total street value for this seizure is approximately $2.5 million.

The driver, Luis A. Sonoqui, of Phoenix, was arrested and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on the following charges:

  • Possession of dangerous drugs
  • Possession of dangerous drugs for sale
  • Possession of narcotic drugs
  • Possession of narcotic drugs for sale
  • Conspiracy
  • Illegally conducting an enterprise


This is the largest single meth seizure in AZDPS history.