Above: Items confiscated during the searches | Butte County Sheriff’s Office
A Butte County man has reportedly been arrested in connection to alleged possession of fentanyl pills for sale.
On May 25th, Butte County Interagency Task Force personnel executed two search warrants as part of an investigation into alleged drug sales by 41-year-old Luis Manuel Magana-Garcia — one on his vehicle during a traffic stop, and another at his Mitchell Avenue home in Oroville.
In the car, authorities reportedly found fifty-one suspected counterfeit Oxycodone pills made with fentanyl. Between Magana-Garcia’s home and a second associated vehicle, they located and confiscated over 300 suspected fentanyl pills, nearly 200 grams of meth, a .45 caliber handgun, ammo, and other evidence suggesting drug sales, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Magana-Garcia was ultimately arrested and booked on suspicion of possession and transportation of fentanyl for sale and possession of methamphetamine for sale, with bail set at $75,000.