MSP Makes Big Fentanyl Bust in Van Buren County Traffic Stop
Michigan State Police have announced a major drug bust Thursday in Van Buren County has netted three kilos of Fentanyl.
Michigan State Police say "fentanyl is a powerful, synthetic opioid similar to morphine, but 50-100 times more potent."
“The amount of fentanyl involved in this case is alarming and not typical of what we see day to day. A small dose can be deadly. Three kilograms equals out to nearly 3 million doses. Our Hometown Security Team did an excellent job intercepting these drugs.” - Capt. Michael Brown, commander of MSP’s Fifth District.
MSP says the bust happened during a traffic stop on I-94 in Van Buren County, where troopers observed several indicators of criminal activity and were given consent to search the vehicle. "The vehicle contained two occupants, a male and female, from California. Upon searching the vehicle, troopers found the packaged drugs hidden in the vehicle."
After officers interviewed the driver and passenger, "it was determined that the 23-year-old male driver was responsible for the narcotics. He was arrested and lodged. Charges are pending.The female passenger provided a statement and was released." according to the MSP release.