Posted: Aug 01, 2014 9:30 AM Updated: Aug 01, 2014 4:12 PM
By Elizabeth Walton - email
Drugs found inside concealed compartment (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
Saul Estrella-Lizarraga (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Man faces drug and child abuse charges after Pima County Sheriff's deputies made a routine traffic stop for speeding, according to Chief Deputy Chris Nanos.
The man, identified as Saul Estrella-Lizarraga, had allegedly been speeding when he was pulled over by a PCSD Border Indications Unit, on Interstate 10 near Avra Valley Road.
Estrella-Lizarraga, accompanied by his 9-year-old son, had been traveling from Nogales, Sonora to Phoenix when he was pulled over, said PCSD officials. He allowed deputies to search his vehicle, and a hidden compartment was found containing 7.5 pounds of heroin, 5 pounds of cocaine and 3.3 pounds of methamphetamine. Estrella-Lizarraga is currently booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Complex on six counts of narcotic drug violations and one count of child abuse.
According to PCSD officials the child has been released into the custody of his mother.
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