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Six kilograms of fentanyl confiscated during traffic stop

Posted at 12:35 PM, Apr 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-13 12:45:16-04

MORGAN COUNTY — Indiana State Police arrested four Los Angeles residents and confiscated six kilograms of fentanyl during a traffic stop on I-70 Friday morning.

According to a release, police observed a white Ford F-150 following too closely and traveling at a reduced speed while driving east in the left lane near the mile 53 marker. After observing suspicious behavior during the stop, the trooper called for the Putnam County Sheriff's K-9 for assistance.

The K-9 alerted police to the odor of illegal drugs in the the truck and a search was conducted during which the trooper found six kilograms of fentanyl, which was valued at $450,000 and approximately 59,000 doses.

The drugs had come from California and were bound for Ohio.