Police: 27 pounds of fentanyl found in North Carolina home

North Carolina

UNIONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina seized over 27 pounds of fentanyl on Wednesday, one of the largest narcotic seizures in the county, officials said.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Monroe Police Department confiscated the fentanyl, along with 34 pounds of pressed pills, believed to be Roxicodone, news outlets reported.

A tip received by Monroe police started the investigation and later led to the search of a home in Unionville Wednesday evening.

After the search, Aron Gerardo Prado Martinez, 33, and Luis Noe Prado Martinez, 25, were both arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking in opium/heroin.

It’s unclear whether they had an attorney who would comment on their behalf.

Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey said, “This investigation highlights the importance of sharing information and agencies working together to remove deadly drugs from our streets. With fatal overdoses on the rise, largely due to fentanyl, we must continue our efforts to get these deadly drugs out of our community.”

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

LKQD Outstream

Trending Stories

news-app-download-apple-350x50news-app-download-android-350x50