Pacific police confiscate heroin laced with powerful narcotic - KMOV.com

Pacific police confiscate heroin laced with powerful narcotic

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Pacific police recently confiscated heroin laced with a powerful narcotic during a raid.

An officer stopped a car with four trespassing suspects inside near the intersection of First and Jefferson. One woman inside was a well-known drug user, police said. The suspects refused consent to a search of the car. The officer then brought in a drug dog to sniff.

“She (the dog) does a series of sniffs around the vehicle. She alerted on the vehicle to the odor of narcotics in several locations,” said Pacific Police Officer Jake Rice.

The scent of drugs gave Rice probable cause to search the car, police said.

“We found quite a bit of paraphernalia and we located two capsules that came back to be Fentanyl,” said Rice.

Fentanyl is a powerful opiate often used in patch form after surgery to treat severe pain. The drug also comes in a powder form that dealers will sometimes mix with heroin or substitute for heroin. The combination of heroin and the pain killer are showing up on the streets of Franklin County.

Authorities are very concerned because Fentanyl is 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin.

The names of the suspects have not been released.

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