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Police Discover Nearly 4 lbs of Meth, Cocaine, and Fentanyl After Suspect Fell Asleep at Intersection

NEW PORT RICHEY – Taking a nap at busy intersection is a sure way to get the attention of law enforcement, especially if you're behind the wheel of a car and holding a bag of drugs. That what New Port Richey Police say led to the arrest of one person after they located pounds of illegal drugs in his possession.

According to Police, a code enforcement officer was assisting with crossing guard duties at the intersection of Madison Street and Cecelia Ave, when they noticed the driver of a vehicle asleep at the intersection. Officers arrived on scene and noticed the driver holding a large bag of white powder, which later tested positive for cocaine and fentanyl.

Upon closer examination of the vehicle, officers discovered nearly 4 lbs. (1805.95 grams) of methamphetamine, 106.89 grams of cocaine, and 17.60 grams of fentanyl. The suspect was also found to be in possession of several EBT cards, credit cards, and identification cards.

Police have not revealed the identity of the suspect at this time, but they say he or she is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl, driving on a suspended license, possession of paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of more than 5 identifications. The street value of the drugs seized during the bust is estimated to be just under $50,000.


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