Omaha man found with over $1 million in fentanyl, Lancaster County sheriff says

Each pill contains 10 lethal doses

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Deputies caught an Omaha man who was on his way to York with over $1 million in fentanyl, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office says.

Deputies worked with the Homeland Security Investigations – Kansas City criminal interdiction unit to stop a vehicle on Wednesday afternoon for speeding west of Lincoln.

The driver, Luis Salazar, 39, of Omaha agreed to a search of the vehicle and a backpack, deputies say.

The backpack was found to have 13.2 pounds, or about 60,000 pills, of fentanyl, Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner said.  The fentanyl pills marked as “M30” were disguised as Oxycontin pills.

The total estimated value is over $1 million, Wagner said.

The Sheriff’s Office says one pill contains enough fentanyl to provide 10 lethal doses.

Salazar was arrested and lodged in jail on suspicion of possession with intent to deliver narcotics.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Salazar is a Mexico native who is in the U.S. illegally and has previously been deported.

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