SHERMAN – U.S. Border Patrol patrol agents said a white powder seized during a traffic stop in Maine on Aug. 12 has tested positive for fentanyl.
According to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the substance was tested at a Drug Enforcement Administration laboratory. Authorities said the fentanyl has an estimated value of $23,000.
Agents said they discovered the 90 grams of fentanyl, along with about $35,000 worth of meth and $29,000 cash, inside an abandoned Ford Mustang during a checkpoint operation along Interstate 95 near Sherman.
The incident remains under investigation.