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21 Pounds Of Meth And 1 Pound Of Fentanyl Pills Found During Traffic Stop In Eagle County

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) -- Detectives with the Eagle County Sheriff's Office and officers with the Vail Police Department found 21 pounds of suspected methamphetamine and one pound of suspected fentanyl pills during a traffic stop on Friday. After stopping the vehicle for weaving, near the Town of Eagle,

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(credit: Eagle County Sheriff)

"[Fentanyl] is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. The substance is highly addictive and often added to heroin unbeknownst to the end-user to increase return sales," officials stated.

The driver, Angel Pereya-Rodriguez, 26, and passenger Joanna Apodaca-Alonso, 23, both of Arizona, are now facing several felony drug charges including distribution of methamphetamine and fentanyl.

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(credit: Eagle County Sheriff)

If you think you may have any information about the suspect(s) or this crime, please call the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at (970) 328-8500 or if you would like to remain anonymous you can call the Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, or submit your tip online at www.p3tips.com or send a mobile tip using the free 'P3 Tips' mobile app.

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