Mohave County Sheriff’s Office displays packages of cocaine, heroin, and counterfeit oxycodone pills located during a traffic stop on Interstate 40 on June 3, 2019. (Photo: MCSO)
Mohave County

MCSO Arrests Mexican Citizen for Allegedly Carrying Drugs

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office displays packages of cocaine, heroin, and counterfeit oxycodone pills located during a traffic stop on Interstate 40 on June 3, 2019. (Photo: MCSO)

KINGMAN — A Mexican citizen was arrested for allegedly possessing narcotics in his vehicle.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies conducted a traffic stop June 3 on Interstate 40 near milepost 58 for a traffic violation.

MCSO said the driver of the vehicle was identified as Marco Antonio Diaz, a Mexican citizen. During the traffic stop, an ADOT Enforcement Division K9 responded to the scene to assist.

During the stop, the K-9 reportedly alerted to the presence of the odor of narcotics inside the vehicle. MCSO said deputies performed a thorough search of the vehicle and located 9.8 pounds of cocaine, 2.5 pounds of heroin and 1.3 pounds of packaged counterfeit oxycodone pills, which are suspected of containing fentanyl.

Detectives with the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team, a HIDTA initiative and ACJC supported taskforce, responded to assist with the investigation. There was a combined street value of about $477,900.

Diaz was booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility for transportation of narcotic drugs for sale and possession of narcotic drugs for sale, both felonies.