The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a vehicle traffic stop northbound on Interstate 17 in Cordes Lakes this week and found methamphetamine, multicolored M-30 fentanyl pills, and cocaine.
According to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, when deputies approached the vehicle, the driver, 33-year-old Ryan Ellman, of Tulsa Oklahoma, was showing obvious physical signs of nervousness and when asked about his erratic driving, he stated that he “was falling asleep.” During the discussion, a drug detection dog “alerted” to the odor of narcotics. That is when deputies found 2 large duffel bags in the trunk containing 53 pounds of methamphetamine, 36 pounds of multicolored m-30 fentanyl pills, and 5 kilograms of cocaine. Personal use heroin, meth, cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and 3 firearms were also found in the front and backseat of the vehicle.
Ellman was arrested and booked into the Yavapai County jail for 2 counts of transportation of a narcotic drug for sale, transportation of dangerous drugs for sale, and possession of drug paraphernalia.