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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