Two women face charges after police said they were arrested this week after a traffic stop where cops found 500,000 fentanyl pills hidden inside bottles.
Fentanyl is a powerful opioid that is often mixed with other drugs to enhance the effects. But a small amount can be deadly.
Two milligrams of fentanyl can be fatal, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency. To compare, a typical Tylenol extra strength pill is 500 milligrams.
Around 5:45 p.m. on May 23, police in Casa Grande, Arizona, stopped a vehicle on I-10 for speeding. Martha Lopez was identified as the driver and Tania Luna Solis was the passenger, according to police.
There were also two minors in the car.
A drug dog and his police handler found about 500,00 fentanyl pills concealed in collagen supplement bottles, police said. There was also a handgun a large amount of money in the car.
The two women were booked into jail on a host of drugs and weapon charges, police said.