Cottonwood – Cottonwood Police officers seized thousands of fentanyl pills, meth, and wads of cash this month after stopping as a result of a traffic stop.
According to the Cottonwood Police Department, on October 7, 2020 at about 4:30 in the afternoon Cottonwood and Williams Police Department officers were conducting highway interdiction on I-17. They stopped a vehicle going 90 mph in a 75 mph zone. The driver presented a Mexico driver’s license which identified his as Jose Isabel German-Barraza, 33-years-old.
German-Barraza was asked to step out of the vehicle but fled on foot shortly after he stepped out.
As soon German-Barraza fled on foot so did the passenger, later identified as 29-year-old Juan Dedios Cuadras-Cuadras of Phoenix.
Both men were apprehended a short time later.
During a search of the vehicle the officers found approximately 30 pounds of methamphetamine and thousands of fentanyl pills and over $3,600.00. All of the drugs were located inside of the vehicle, however, both occupants denied knowledge of the drugs.
German-Barraza and Cuadras-Cuadras were booked into the Yavapai County Detention Center for several felonies related to the transportation and sale of dangerous
The drugs seized have a street value between $200,000 and $300,000.00 for both, the methamphetamine and the fentanyl pills.
Both men are still in custody with a $65,000.00 paper bond.