Oro Valley police on Tuesday, March 24, arrested two men suspected of trafficking in heroin and other narcotics.
“These two are associated with a subject who sells to high school kids,” Oro Valley Police Sgt. Mike McBride said of the arrests.
McBride said Carlos Arce-Mendivil and Daniel Castro Samudio were suspected of supplying drugs to a Canyon Del Oro High School student who died last week from an apparent heroin overdose.
Police became aware of the suspected drug dealers while monitoring a known drug house in Oro Valley, McBride said.
They later followed the suspects to a drug deal in the parking lot of the Walgreens’ at River Road and First Avenue.
Officers apprehended the suspects, both suspected illegal immigrants, and seized more than 10 grams of heroin and a half-gram of cocaine.
The men were later taken to the Pima County Adult Detention Center and booked on numerous drug counts.
Police also questioned the female buyer the men planned to meet.
The woman told police that she also knew the CDO student who died last week, McBride said.