Traffic stop uncovers fentanyl, methamphetamine and black-tar heroin


A woman who was stopped by officers on suspicion of speeding apparently moved swiftly into additional charges after displaying signs of impairment and discovery of drugs in her vehicle, according to Maricopa police. 

Nicki S. Delozier, 51, was booked into Pinal County jail on suspicion of possession of narcotics for sale, transport of narcotics for sale, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, transport of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia and aggravated DUI, MPD said. 

On April 4 at about 3 a.m., Maricopa police stopped a vehicle driven by Delozier on North John Wayne Parkway at Maricopa Fiesta on suspicion of speeding. 

According to a probable-cause statement, when officers spoke with Delozier she displayed signs of narcotic use. Delozier reportedly gave officers a driver’s license and told police it was suspended. A police records check confirmed the suspension.  

As officers were arresting Delozier, they said drug paraphernalia was in plain view inside the vehicle. During a search, police found about one pound of methamphetamine, five ounces of blue M-30 fentanyl pills, 11.2 grams of black-tar heroin, a digital scale, additional drugs and drug paraphernalia, and $714 in cash, police said. 

Delozier reportedly told officers the drugs belonged to her, and that she purchased them in Phoenix for $1,500. 

According to Maricopa police, Delozier performed poorly on field sobriety tests and admitted to using fentanyl before driving. Police obtained a blood sample for testing. Results have not been released. 

Delozier has a preliminary hearing on April 11, according to Pinal County jail online records.