NSP troopers find 25,000 suspected Fentanyl pills during I-80 traffic stop

Photo: Nebraska State Patrol

(Dawson County, NE) -- Two people are arrested after thousands of suspected Fentanyl pills and other controlled substances are found during a traffic stop in Dawson County.

The Nebraska State Patrol says just after 3:30 Monday afternoon, a trooper spotted an eastbound Acura TSX speeding on Interstate 80 near Lexington. Investigators say after pulling the vehicle over, the trooper noticed the smell of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The state patrol says troopers performed a search of the vehicle and located numerous bags containing what are believed to be approximately 25,000 Fentanyl pills, as well as approximately 2 pounds of suspected cocaine, and 6 grams of marijuana.

The driver, 24 year old Alejandro Lopez Leon, and passenger, 28 year old Orlando Castro Gutierrez, both of Los Angeles, California, were arrested for possession of an exceptionally hazardous drug, possession with intent to deliver an exceptionally hazardous drug, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana – less than an ounce, and no drug tax stamp.

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