Fort Bend Drug Officials make Fentanyl bust on US 59
The Fort Bend County's Narcotics Task Force made a large drug bust on US 59 North intercepting and seizing around $100,000 worth of Fentanyl.
The task force is a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional enforcement group. While working highway interdiction, one of the teams conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 59 North in Kendleton TX. During the investigation the Task Force Officers located 10 bundles containing approximately 10,000 tablets of illicit Fentanyl concealed in an aftermarket compartment built into in the vehicle.
Officials arrested Jose Alejandro Olivares, 37, of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He was charged with first-degree felony charges of Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled Substance and third-degree felony charges of Unlawful use of a Criminal instrument.
“Our Narcotics Task Force continues to show great results against the war on drugs,” said Sheriff Troy Nehls. "I'm especially proud of our Interdiction team for intercepting such a dangerous drug."
Fentanyl is generally used as a prescription opioid that is more powerful than morphine. Fentanyl overdoses caused more than 31,000 deaths in America in 2018, according to a report from the New York Times.
The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office made the announcement on their Facebook page Tuesday.