Police seize $535,000 worth of fentanyl, heroin during traffic stop in Lewis County

Police seize $535,000 worth of fentanyl, heroin during traffic stop in Lewis County
Photo of some of the drugs seized by police (JNET)

LEWIS COUNTY, Wash. — Officials with the Joint Narcotics Enforcement Team say $535,000 worth of suspect fentanyl pills and heroin were seized during a traffic stop in Lewis County on Monday.

Police said they found about 26,000 suspected fentanyl pills, 1,011 grams of heroin and a loaded firearm inside the car.

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Four people were arrested.

Police identified them as 32-year-old Erika Cardenas-Sanchez of Phoenix, 36-year-old Adam Collier, of Scottsdale, 19-year-old Marlen Cardenas of Phoenix and a 17-year-old girl also from Phoenix.

Police said a 1-year-old child was in the car during the arrests and was placed into protective custody with Child Protective Services.

“With the current opioid epidemic, this is a significant seizure and directly impacts our community’s safety,” JNET officials said in a news release. “If these drugs had made it to the streets, there would have been approximately 36,000 doses to distribute.” 

JNET is made up of members of the Centralia Police Department, the Chehalis Police Department, the Washington State Department of Corrections and the Drug Enforcement Agency.