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No charges for CMV driver hauling storage unit containing fentanyl, heroin, opium poppies


The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) says that a CMV driver was not aware that one of the storage units they were hauling contained a variety of illegal drugs.

According to Georgia DPS, last week a CMV hauling storage units was stopped in Peach County for following another vehicle too closely.

During the roadside inspection, a canine unit was brought in to walk around the vehicle.

The dog alerted to one of the storage units, which triggered a physical search.

Inside the unit, police found five grams of suspected pure fentanyl, two grams of heroin, five dried opium poppy flowers, and a small bag filled with opium poppy seeds for cultivation, among other paraphernalia.

“The driver had no connection and the drugs were seized for destruction,” Georgia DPS said.


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