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Fake Nun Arrested in Big Drug Bust

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Fentanyl-laced sky blue pills are known on the street as "Mexican oxy." (FDA/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 07 March 2019 04:08 PM

Some people will do anything while trying to get away with a crime.

An Arizona woman dressed as a nun was arrested for drug possession Monday after cops pulled her over, The Smoking Gun reported.

Esther Gomez De Aguilar and her husband Jose Aguilar Diaz were travelling in their vehicle when a Pinal County Sheriff's K-9 team waved them over after noting "an equipment violation and moving violation."

When the deputy approached the car, he reported seeing a woman who appeared to be dressed like a nun, with a Bible placed in her lap, the sheriff's office said in a statement. While the woman likely thought her garb would make her appear unassuming, the deputy noticed "several suspicious circumstances" and decided to search the couple and their vehicle.

He discovered four bundles of fentanyl pills in De Aguilar's purse and two more bundles of suspected fentanyl powder hidden underneath her clothes. A total of 8.5 pounds of fentanyl with an estimated street value of about $90,000 was seized from the couple, according to the Arizona Daily Independent.

The couple were booked into the county jail on charges of possession of narcotics for sale and transportation of narcotics for sale. Commenting on the arrest, Sheriff Mark Lamb made it clear the law was clamping down on the war on drugs,

"Fentanyl is extremely dangerous," he said. "All it takes is the equivalent of 4 to 5 grains the size of sand to kill you. This is another win for the K-9 deputies, and we thank them for their efforts in keeping our community and Arizona safe."

With the U.S. in the grip of an opioid epidemic, experts believe fentanyl could be the main culprit in drug overdose deaths. While pharmaceutical fentanyl is a synthetic opioid pain reliever approved for treating severe pain, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted illegally made fentanyl is sold through illegal drug markets for its heroin-like effect.

"It is often mixed with heroin and/or cocaine as a combination product — with or without the user's knowledge — to increase its euphoric effects," the CDC reported.

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