Police: 20 pounds of fentanyl found hidden in fire extinguishers during traffic stop

FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn. — An Arizona woman is behind bars after police say they found enough drugs in her car to kill 4.5 million people.

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Adalinda Saucedo was driving on I-40 in Tennessee when she was pulled over for a traffic violation, and officers began to suspect she was involved in illegal activity and began to search her car, WHBQ reported. In the truck, officers said they found two fire extinguishers that appeared to have been tampered with.

“The task force agents are always on alert,” Johnie Carter, director of the West Tennessee Drug Task Force said in a news release. “They are trained to expect the unexpected in every stop.”

Carter told WHBQ those fire extinguishers contained 20 pounds of fentanyl, which is enough to kill more than 4.5 million people, and worth approximately $1 million on the street.

Investigators said the fentanyl was likely coming from Dallas, Texas and heading for Monroe, North Carolina, WHBQ reported.