FOX 10 covered some of Mesa, Arizona’s biggest drug busts that happened in one day recently! Fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, you name it, a stash house had it all in large quantities. Officers found over 700,000 Fentanyl pills in one of the houses. The drugs are highly addictive and even deadly for users. Weapons and cash were also on hand.

Fentanyl is an opioid and saw an increase in usage during the Pandemic. It is highly addictive. Overdose is extremely likely for users of the drug since it is one of the most potent substances out there. When people overdose on fentanyl, they can slow or stop their breathing. This can reduce the oxygen flow to the brain, a condition known as hypoxia. A coma and permanent brain damage, and even death can be brought about through this.

We are grateful for our local Law Enforcement in Arizona and around the country that is making busts like these, preventing thousands from harm. Around the holidays, SRC typically sees an uptake in people seeking recovery and needing a path forward. The vast majority of people are in use of Fentanyl, even some due to it being laced into other drugs they use. According to the American Psychological Association, the holiday season correlates with an increase in stress, with 38 percent of people reporting their stress increases during the holidays. Stress can have a ripple effect on physical health, contributing to illness and of course mental health, contributing to depression and anxiety. Many turn to substances like drugs or alcohol especially during the holidays due to the increase in stress. We encourage anyone facing these issues or addiction to seek help.

Scottsdale Recovery and Detox has 6 facilities that are located in Scottsdale, Arizona, and range from Detox, Inpatient, Residential, Intensive Outpatient, and Sober Living Services. For over 13 years, SRC has served as Arizona’s premier addiction center to those locally as well as nationwide. If you or a loved one are seeking support please connect with the SRC team! We are here to help! Learn more by visiting or call 1-888-NODRUGS.

Talk to Someone Who’s Been There. Talk to Someone Who Can Help. Scottsdale Recovery Center holds the highest accreditation (Joint Commission) and is Arizona’s premier rehab facility since 2009. Call 602-346-9142.