Kern County Narcotics Enforcement Yields Over 100 Pounds of Seized Fentanyl; Two Arrested

Kern County Narcotics Enforcement Yields Over 100 Pounds of Seized Fentanyl; Two Arrested
Above: Narcotics seized during search of vehicle | Kern County Sheriff’s Office

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office has announced two arrests and the seizure of a large amount of fentanyl. The announcement comes amid ongoing efforts to curb narcotics trafficking in the county and beyond.

From October 11th to the 13th, police agencies from multiple counties collaborated on a domestic highway enforcement operation aimed at reducing area drug activity. Participating agencies included the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and the Department of Fish & Wildlife.

On October 12, authorities conducted an enforcement stop on northbound I-5 near Laval Road. A Riverside County K-9 deputy alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle, and authorities ultimately searched the vehicle and confiscated over 100 pounds of counterfeit fentanyl-laced pills, eight kilos of powder fentanyl, two-and-a-half pounds of Xanax pills, and one pound of ecstasy pills, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Two people were also arrested during the incident — they are identified as Timoteo Evora-Vigil (22) of Bell and Marvin Sanchez (25) of El Monte. Both were booked on narcotics charges and conspiracy at the Kern County jail.

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