The Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force, a multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional drug enforcement group, recently interdicted a large amount of Fentanyl on HWY 59.
On Sunday, January 26 2020, while working highway interdiction, one of the interdiction teams conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 59 North in Kendleton. During the roadside investigation, the Task Force Officer located 10 bundles containing approximately 10,000 tablets of illicit Fentanyl concealed in an aftermarket compartment.
Jose Alejandro Olivares, 37, of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, was arrested and booked into the Fort Bend County Jail on first degree felony charges of Manufacturing/Delivery of a Controlled Substance and third degree felony charges of Unlawful Use of a Criminal instrument.
The Fentanyl has a street value of $100,000.00.
"Our Narcotics Task Force continues to show great results against the war on drugs," said Sheriff Troy Nehls. "I'm especially proud of our Interdiction team for intercepting such a dangerous drug."
Wow, could job and kudos to the officers! I always wonder what makes them think a vehicle is suspicious. Rhetorical, I don't expect an answer. Glad this stuff was stopped from getting further, anyways.