PHOENIX — Emmanuel Romero Hernandez, the alleged leader of a Phoenix-based drug ring responsible for the distribution of methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl across the Phoenix metropolitan area, was indicted by a State Grand Jury.
Romero Hernandez has been charged on one count each of illegal control of a criminal enterprise and conspiracy, as well as one count each of transportation of fentanyl, methamphetamine and heroin for sale, said a release from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office.
Hernandez was arrested March 14 after a three month investigation conducted by the Tempe Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
Police intercepted couriers who were allegedly working for Hernandez in Tempe, Phoenix, and Avondale as they were transporting fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine. Police seized approximately 26,000 pills containing fentanyl, 20 ounces of heroin and 20 pounds of methamphetamine, the attorney general’s statement said.