Derby police seize $1.5 million worth of Fentanyl during traffic - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Derby police seize $1.5 million worth of Fentanyl during traffic stop

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Police seized 55 pounds of Fentanyl.  (Derby Police Department) Police seized 55 pounds of Fentanyl. (Derby Police Department)
DERBY, CT (WFSB) -

Police seized 55 pounds of Fentanyl that has a street-value of about $1.5 million after a traffic stop in Derby on Wednesday morning. 

The seizure took place after police stopped a tractor-trailer on Route 34 just before 11 a.m. Police said they located the Fentanyl inside the cab of the vehicle. 

Police took the tractor-trailer driver 47-year-old Erick Escalante, of Arizona, into custody. He was then "turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration New Haven office for potential federal prosecution."   

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