WOODLAND (CBS13) – A Woodland man is behind bars after he was caught in possession of thousands of potentially deadly narcotics.
Around 1 pm on Tuesday, October 5, detectives arrested a 25-year-old man, Victor Corella, for the possession of 4,000 counterfeit fentanyl pills, said the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.READ MORE: 'I Saw The Suffering In People's Faces: Sacramento Man Finds Strollers For War-Torn Refugees
While patrolling the area of Interstate 5 and Highway 198 in Coalinga, detectives pulled over Corella for a routine vehicle stop.READ MORE: City To Vote On Project That Would Add Speed Bumps To More Sacramento Neighborhoods
During the inspection, their K-9, Willow, alerted the detectives to the odor of narcotics.
Upon closer investigation, the “detectives discovered Corella had approximately 4,000 counterfeit Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills in his car.”MORE NEWS: Massive Outdoor Recreation Area Nears Opening In Elk Grove
“These blue pills, which are frequently seized by law enforcement nowadays, are known to contain a high concentration of Fentanyl. They are stamped with a capital ‘M’ and the number 30. Ingesting one potentially has fatal consequences,” said the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.