Twin Falls County Makes Traffic Stop, More Than a Million Dollars Worth of Drugs Found
UPDATE: TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)-A Mexican man is facing multiple drug charges following a weekend traffic stop in Twin Falls that allegedly found over a million dollars worth of drugs. The Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office said 23-year-old Jorge Morales Martinez, of Chihuahua, Mexico was charged Sunday with trafficking heroin, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver (fentanyl).
Morales Martinez was stopped by a Twin Falls County Sheriff's deputy on Poleline Road just past the hospital for a traffic violation. A search of the vehicle revealed the narcotics with the estimated value of $1.3 million. Nearly 12 pounds of powdered fentanyl and 2.75 pounds of heroin was taken as evidence. The Twin Falls Sheriff's Office said the amount of fentanyl was equal to about two million fatal doses. Morales Martinez is being held in the Twin Falls County Jail.
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