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40,000 dosage units of heroin seized in West Baton Rouge, New Mexico man in custody

Posted at 10:48 PM, Nov 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-18 23:50:58-05

PORT ALLEN — A West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office's traffic stop led to a seizure of four kilograms of heroin or 40,000 dosage units, according to WAFB.

Police say they saw a vehicle traveling on US Highway-190 that committed a traffic violation near Port Allen.

According to the report, the traffic stop and investigation led to the seizure of four kilograms of heroin after it was discovered concealed in the rear seat.

The driver of the vehicle, was 24-year-old Felipe Fuentes of New Mexico.

Fuentes was arrested and booked on the following charges:

    • Improper lane usage
    • Illegal window tint
    • Possession of schedule I in excess of 400 grams

Deputies were able to rid 40,000 dosage units of this deadly drug from communities, they say.

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