According to the Kern County Sheriff's Office, a traffic stop led to the discovery of thousands of illegal fentanyl pills and the arrest of a Wasco man on drug charges.
On Tuesday, deputies stopped 44-year-old David Duran of Wasco on Kimberlina Road and Shafter Avenue. During questioning, Duran admitted to having over 2,000 fentanyl pills in his truck. After securing a warrant, authorities search his home in the 1200 block of Adams Street in Wasc and found "additional 1,000 fentanyl pills, 60 grams of suspected methamphetamines, 19 pounds of marijuana, scales and packaging material," as well as cash and a weapon.
The street value of the fentanyl and meth is estimated to be over $43,000.
Duran was arrested for "possession of a controlled substance for sales, transportation of a controlled substance, keeping a residence for narcotics sales, manufacturing controlled substances, marijuana sales, possession of an illegal weapon, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition, being under the influence of a controlled substance, and vehicle code violations."