Troopers seize $6.4 million worth of fentanyl during traffic stop in King County

Troopers seize $6.4 million worth of fentanyl during traffic stop in King County
A photo from the WSP of the drugs seized during the traffic stop. (Washington State Patrol)

KING COUNTY, Wash. — Troopers with the Washington State Patrol seized $6.4 million worth of fentanyl and $75,000 worth of heroin during a traffic stop in King County earlier this month.

Officials said they pulled over a car for following too close around 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 4 on eastbound I-90 at State Route 18.

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The driver showed “extreme nervous behavior” after being pulled over, and troopers asked for consent to search the vehicle, which the driver granted.

An officer with the North Bend Police Department and his K-9, Pooch, then arrived at the scene to conduct the search. Troopers said the K-9 alerted on a lunch box behind the driver’s seat, and they found the fentanyl and heroin inside.

Officials said there was 10 pounds of fentanyl and 2 pounds of heroin.

“This is a great example of teamwork and relying on training and experience to remove these dangerous substances from the streets,” troopers said in a news release.