Two sisters from Arizona—Kimberli Torres-Marin and Alexa Torres-Marin, were indicted after deputies allegedly found over 850,000 counterfeit fentanyl-laced pills inside a car they were traveling in last month. The two were reportedly heading towards Phoenix.
A grand jury indicted the Torres-Marin sisters for one count of sale or transportation of narcotic drugs. The situation is a class two felony, according to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell said, “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.” The women were arrested on August 24 after Maricopa Sheriff’s deputies found the drugs within duffel bags inside the women’s vehicle.