As the county issues a public health warning, California police seize a stunning 20,000 fentanyl tablets in a drug bust.

Authorities reported that 20,000 fentanyl tablets were confiscated by Southern California police during a traffic stop as one county issued a public alert about an increase in overdose deaths linked to the deadly narcotic.

Following a stop for an unclear violation of a vehicle code, narcotics police arrested three people, according to the San Bernardino Police Department.

20,000 fentanyl tablets, a half-ounce of cocaine, a loaded revolver, and more than $1,200 in cash were found by the police when they searched the car.

Without any commotion, police apprehended all three of the passengers. All three are accused of various felonies. Also discovered to be on federal probation was the driver.

DURING OPERATION LONE STAR, TEXAS HAS SEIZED MORE THAN 336 MILLION “LETHAL DOSES” OF FENTANYL, SAYS DPS

The San Bernardino Area Public Health Department released a health advice on Monday informing citizens of an upsurge in overdose deaths linked to fentanyl in the county, which coincides with the police announcement.

According to the county, the number of fentanyl overdose deaths increased to 309 last year from 227 in 2020. Fentanyl-related fatalities totaled 74 in 2019 and 30 in 2018.

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