LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Arkansas State Police seized enough fentanyl to kill 2.5 million people during a routine traffic stop on Monday.
According to a Friday news release, the driver and a passenger were arrested after a Trooper stopped the vehicle at around 8 a.m. for an improper lane change between Protho Junction and the I-440 interchange.
During a search of the vehicle, the Trooper seized 11.83 pounds or 5 kilograms of fentanyl.
“There’s no telling how many lives were saved by taking such a massive quantity of this deadly substance out of circulation,” said ASP Col. Mike Hagar. “We’re so proud of our Troopers for the courageous and important work they’re doing every day to protect Arkansans.”
Police said one kilo of Fentanyl has the potential to kill 500,000 people.