Drug shipment intercepted


HALEYVILLE - An interstate drug operation has been intercepted by local and regional agencies, who seized approximately eight pounds of marijuana in air-tight bags mailed from southern California to the post office in Haleyville.
This case is historic for Winston County, being the first time the medication Fentanyl has been confiscated, authorities said. When abused, Fentanyl can create the same effects as heroin, authorities noted.
The first container seized was a metal box confiscated during a traffic stop on an individual who was under suspicion. The box contained three one-pound bags of marijuana. The second seized package contained over $3,000 believed to be cash used to purchase the next shipment of marijuana, noted Winston County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Brad Curtis.


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