Fentanyl seized during traffic stop in Connecticut is enough to kill everyone in the state twice


Police in Derby, Connecticut, pulled over a tractor-trailer Wednesday morning -- and after a search, they found 55 pounds of fentanyl worth $1.5 million.

That's enough of the drug to kill everyone who lives in the state -- twice.

According to WTIC, officers pulled over the truck heading west on Route 34 at 10:50 a.m. The following investigation found the synthetic opioid in the cab.

Fentanyl has been blamed for a number of overdose deaths in the state.

WTIC reports Erick Escalante, 47, was turned over to the New Haven office of the Drug Enforcement Administration for potential federal prosecution.

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