20 pounds of fentanyl found during traffic stop, police say

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — A traffic stop has led to the seizure of 20 pounds of fentanyl and fentanyl-laced drugs.

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The Associated Press reported an Indiana state trooper had stopped a driver for following another vehicle too closely.

When the trooper searched the vehicle, they said they found more than four pounds of pure fentanyl and almost 16 pounds of pills believed to be laced with fentanyl.

The drugs were concealed under the rear passenger seat, the AP reported.

The vehicle’s driver, Felix Becerra Aguilera, 39, of California has been charged with dealing in a drug, possession of a narcotic drug and cocaine possession, state police said in a news release.