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81 pounds of Meth, 11 pounds of Fentanyl tablets seized during CHP traffic stop

CHP officers seized over 80 pounds of meth and 11 pounds of Fentanyl tablets during a traffic stop Wednesday.

Posted: Apr 14, 2021 3:37 PM

CALIFORNIA – Officers seized a large stash of methamphetamine and fentanyl tablets in a traffic stop Wednesday, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

The CHP-Valley Division said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that an officer pulled over a speeding suspect in a 2021 Toyota Corolla.


Large stash of drugs that CHP officers found in the vehicle. Credit: CHP Valley Division

During the stop, the officer also reportedly noted several undisclosed factors that led him to suspect the people inside the car were involved in some sort of criminal activity.

K9 Apis assisted the officer by sniffing out the car. Apis eventually gave a positive alert about smelling drugs, officers said.

A search of the car uncovered a large stash of drugs, about 81 pounds of meth and 11 pounds of fentanyl tablets, according to the CHP. 

The two people who were inside the car were arrested on several drug charges. Their names have not been released.

The CHP-Valley Division did not specify exactly where the stop took place in their area. Action News Now is working to learn more.

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