2.5 LBs of Fentanyl, $33K found along I-80


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Two and a half pounds of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, and $33,000 in cash were seized by a Lancaster County task force Thursday.

That afternoon, a member of the Lancaster County Criminal Interdiction Task Force pulled over a vehicle along I-80. It is unclear what led investigators to initiate the traffic stop.

Multiple pounds of fentanyl, in pill form, were found inside the vehicle. The diver was identified as 31-year-old Ezekiel Fernandez of Texas.

Fernandez faces multiple drug charges.

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