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Two men were arrested Monday in connection with a group selling large amounts of fentanyl on Phoenix-area streets, officials said.

Around 8,000 fentanyl pills were seized from various locations, including a storage unit in the Maryvale area of Phoenix, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives served several search warrants in association with the investigation that began in 2018, MCSO officials said.

Detectives with the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and the Maricopa County Drug Suppression Task Force wrapped up the five-month-long investigation Monday with the arrest of the two men who are thought to be part of a group selling large amounts of narcotic drugs in Phoenix, MCSO officials said.

The men, Octavio Gutierrez-Hernandez, 33, and Jorge Bazan, 23, were booked  Monday on possession of narcotic drugs for sale and conspiracy, MCSO officials said.

The 8,000 fentanyl pills seized by detectives are valued at approximately $10,000, MCSO said.

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