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Traffic stop leads to arrest, seizure of fentanyl

11 June 2020 Front Royal/Warren County Frederick County News

More than $10,000 worth of fentanyl was seized after a traffic stop in Frederick County on Tuesday.

Lt. Warren Gosnell of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release that during the traffic stop, a deputy found that a driver was in possession of four suspected fentanyl capsules and over $1,000 in cash.

Information was discovered that more of the capsules were being stored at a residence in Warren County. Following a search of the Warren County home, 190 additional capsules of suspected fentanyl were seized. The unidentified driver was arrested.

The Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force assisted the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation. No further information regarding the case has been released.

Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid pain reliever, 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.

Fentanyl is often added to other drugs to increase potency. However, many users aren’t aware they are using fentanyl-laced drugs, which in many cases leads them to overdose. A dosage of just 3 milligrams can be fatal.

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