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Deputy Seizes 4 Kilos of Fentanyl in Routine Traffic Stop

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SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — A deputy with the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office discovered more than 4 kilograms of fentanyl during a routine traffic stop on Wednesday.

The deputy stopped a Toyota Corolla for a missing front license plate around 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 27. A search uncovered a suitcase containing the suspected fentanyl in the trunk. The driver admitted he’d been paid $4,000 to transport the drugs by “someone from Mexico”. He claimed his two passengers were unaware of the narcotics.

The substance was confirmed as fentanyl, weighing 4,286 grams. The Department of Justice says one kilogram of fentanyl could kill 500,000 people and has a street value of $55,600-$64,000.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of possession and transportation of a controlled substance for sale. He was booked into Siskiyou County Jail.

This seizure follows another traffic stop by a Siskiyou County deputy two weeks ago that led to the discovery of 5 pounds of heroin and 8 pounds of cocaine. The street value of those drugs is estimated at $40,000-$90,000 for heroin and $62,000-$68,000 for cocaine.

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