(Phoenix, Arizona) – On August 24, 2022 Kimberli Guadalupe Torres-Marin (DOB 08/1996) and Alexa Torres-Marin (DOB 08/2003) were arrested after Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputies found over 850,000 counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl stored in duffel bags. The bags were in the vehicle the women were traveling in towards Phoenix, AZ. A Maricopa County Grand Jury indicted each of the women with one count of sale or transportation of narcotic drugs, a class two felony.
“Two out of five counterfeit pills that come across our border are laced with lethal doses of fentanyl. 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,” said County Attorney Rachel Mitchell.
On September 27, 2022 the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is spearheading a community forum with experts on fentanyl to help educate parents and teens on the dangers of this drug. Fentanyl is highly addictive and can be lethal if even a small amount is ingested or smoked.
The event is being held at:
Independence High School from 6 to 7 p.m.
6602 N. 75th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85303
For more information and details of the event you can view the event flyer or reach out to our team.
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