ST. GEORGE, UT - On Monday, deputies arrested Jesus Guadalupe Navarro-Perez, 21, and Veronica Marquez-Franco, 47, during a routine traffic stop along Interstate 15.
A search of their vehicle resulted in the discovery of 11 pounds of pure fentanyl.
Each of the pills were marked with an “M” and the number “30.”
Both suspects “have ties” to the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, according to police.
The amount of fentanyl seized was enough to kill 2.5 million people, according to the DEA.
Navarro-Perez and Marquez-Franco have each been charged with second-degree felony possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Both are currently being held at the Washington County Jail on ICE detainers.