Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Trafficker Arrest

On May 11, 2022, Navajo County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit arrested Emmanuel Becerra (24) of Litchfield Park, AZ for trafficking dangerous and narcotic drugs. Emmanuel is currently being held on a $250,000.00 surety bond and a $25,000.00 cash-only bond.
At approximately 1:38 pm, the Criminal Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop in the Heber area for civil traffic violations. During the traffic stop, K-9 Kilo was deployed to conduct a free air sniff of the vehicle, where he alerted a positive alert. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 2,360 suspected M-30 Fentanyl pills, 10.1 grams of Methamphetamine, and a firearm.
After arriving at the jail, the Detention staff located an additional 360 M-30 pills hidden in Emmanuel’s shoe. The estimated street value of the drugs is over $68,000.00. Emmanuel was booked for Transportation of Narcotic Drugs, Possession of Narcotic Drugs for Sale, Possession of Narcotic Drugs, Possession of Dangerous Drugs for Sale, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Weapon during a drug offense, and Promoting Prison Contraband.