Tucson Jury Finds Fugitive Guilty Of Fentanyl Trafficking

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A man believed to be in Mexico, Israel Morales-Cisneros, was found guilty by a Tucson jury of fentanyl trafficking. Prior to his trial, Morales-Cisneros, age 33, posted a $5,000 bond and is presently a fugitive from justice.

Morales-Cisneros was arrested with 200 fentanyl pills duct-taped to his genitals.

According to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Morales-Cisneros was convicted of one count of Transportation of a Narcotic Drug for Sale (fentanyl), one count of Possession of a Narcotic Drug (heroin), one count of Conspiracy, and one count of Illegally Conducting an Enterprise. M

In March 2018, Morales-Cisneros tried to hide 200 fentanyl pills by duct-taping those pills to his genitals. The pills were discovered during a traffic stop near Tucson by an Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper, who also found more than 7 pounds of heroin concealed in a shoe box in Morales-Cisneros’s car. The heroin had a street value of $87,000. The fentanyl pills had a street value of $2,000.

Morales-Cisneros is facing a sentence of 3 to 12.5 years in prison.