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Fresno Sheriff's Detectives Seize 200,000 Fentanyl Pills in I-5 Stop
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March 21, 2024

A traffic stop by Fresno County Sheriff's detectives on I-5, Tuesday, March 19, 2024, resulted in the seizure of 200,000 fentanyl pills. (GV Wire Composite/Paul Marshall)

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A freeway traffic stop by narcotics detectives in western Fresno County produced the arrest of a Seattle man and the confiscation of 50 pounds of potentially deadly counterfeit pills on Tuesday.

Miguel Romero Reyes of Seattle, Washington

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that Miguel Romero Reyes was booked into jail with bail set at $200,000.

Detectives with the sheriff’s Special Investigations Task Force pulled Reyes over on Interstate 5 at Highway 33 near Coalinga. During a search of the vehicle, detectives found 50 pounds of counterfeit 200,000 M30 pills containing fentanyl, authorities said.

The seized pills — disguised as Oxycodone —have an estimated street value of $600,000, sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said.

Have a Tip on Illegal Drug Dealers?

If you know of illegal drug activity, report it anonymously by calling the Narcotics Hotline at 1-800-660-1086 or email drugtip@fresnosheriff.org.

Or contact Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867. You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

These counterfeit M30 Oxycodone pills contain potentially deadly fentanyl. (Fresno County SO)

 

 

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