Three Arrested After Siskiyou County Deputies Reportedly Find Large Amounts of Fentanyl During Traffic Stop

Three Arrested After Siskiyou County Deputies Reportedly Find Large Amounts of Fentanyl During Traffic Stop
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“On Friday morning, April 5th, a Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a routine traffic stop in Dunsmuir that resulted in the discovery of 402 grams of fentanyl, 20.6 grams of methamphetamines and three arrests.

Ted Holbrook, 44, Michael Nolan, 77, and Aryel Arritola, 28, were charged with possession of controlled substances, and Nolan was charged with transport and intent to sell fentanyl. All three subjects were booked in the Siskiyou County Jail.

According to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), “illicit fentanyl, primarily manufactured in foreign clandestine labs and smuggled into the United States through Mexico, is being distributed across the country and sold on the illegal drug market. Fentanyl is being mixed in with other illicit drugs to increase the potency of the drug, sold as powders and nasal sprays, and increasingly pressed into pills made to look like legitimate prescription opioids. Because there is no official oversight or quality control, these counterfeit pills often contain lethal doses of fentanyl, with none of the promised drug.”

Typically, two milligrams of fentanyl is considered lethal, and this particular traffic stop resulted in the removal of 402,500 milligrams, or over 200,000 lethal doses of the drug from circulation. It is also important to remember that increasingly drug dealers have been mixing fentanyl with other drugs including heroin, methamphetamine, MDMA, and cocaine, because it increases a substance’s potency at a low cost.”

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Originally published by the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office
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