Arizona sisters Kimberli Guadalupe Torres-Marin, Alexa Torres-Marin booked for allegedly possessing 850K fentanyl-laced pills
The grand jury held the 2 sisters, Kimberli Guadalupe Torres-Marin and Alexa Torres-Marin accountable for sale of transportation of narcotics drugs, and a class two felony
PHOENIX, ARIZONA: Maricopa County grand jury has charged two Arizona sisters for allegedly possessing counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl in massive quantities. Kimberli Guadalupe Torres-Marin, 26, and Alexa Torres-Marin, 19, were arrested by the deputies of Maricopa County Sheriff’s on August 24, when they discovered over 850,000 of these pills hidden in their car on the way to Phoenix. However, the authorities didn’t reveal what type of pills these were in detail.
As per the announcement made by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office on Monday, September 19, “The grand jury held the sisters accountable for sale of transportation of narcotics drugs, and a class two felony.” Kimberli Guadalupe Torres-Marin, and Alexa Torres-Marin, reportedly sisters, had stacked banned substances in their duffle bags as they traveled towards Phoenix.
“Two out of five counterfeit pills that come across our border are laced with lethal doses of fentanyl,” Maricopa County Attorney, Rachel Mitchell, talked to FOX 10 Phoenix. She added, “These drugs are being marketed to our youth in the most proliferous ways and are being produced in candy-like colors. We must hold those who bring these lethal pills into our community accountable.”
In a statement, the prosecutor’s office shed light on the dangerous effects of the seized drugs, “Fentanyl is highly addictive and can be lethal if even a small amount is ingested or smoked.” To spread awareness and make parents stay vigilant on fentanyl catastrophe, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office said, “Will be spearheading a free, public community forum on Sept. 27 at Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona, with experts on fentanyl to help educate parents and teens on the dangers of this drug.”
Lately, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), also has been raising flags over the emerging trend of brightly colored "rainbow fentanyl" pills used by drug mafias to lure children and young adults. As per the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Director for the Port of Nogales, Arizona, informed, ‘officers stopped five loads totaling approximately 400,000 candy-like fentanyl pills over the weekend. Of that amount, approximately 30,000 were rainbow-colored. The loads also contained 152 pounds of methamphetamine’.
He added, “The drugs were allegedly concealed through a variety of methods, ncluding in the back wall of a truck cab, the side walls of a vehicle and throughout a pickup truck.”