Fentanyl laced pills worth $5-$10M seized in I-57 traffic stop


CHICAGO (WLS) – Illinois State Police seized half a million fentanyl-laced pills worth $5 million to $10 million during an overnight traffic stop.

State police said the traffic stop happened overnight on northbound I-57 Thursday through Friday, although they did not provide details on where on I-57 it happened. They just said it happened in “northeast Illinois.”

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ISP said troopers seized nearly 60 kilograms, or 123 pounds, of counterfeit drugs laced with fentanyl.

They said the street value of the 500,000 laced pills is $5 million to $10 million.

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Police did not say how many people were arrested in the traffic stop, or how the pills were found.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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