Police: Waterbury man arrested with 2 kilos of fentanyl
WATERBURY — A Waterbury man faces a felony drug charge after police said he was found with more than two kilos of fentanyl during a traffic stop in New York last week.
Orlando Garcia, 42, was charged with first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, police said.
Garcia was stopped for traffic violations as he drove south on the Saw Mill Parkway in Mount Pleasant, N.Y., near the Westchester County police headquarters in Hawthorne, N.Y., polie said.
The possession offense is a felony charge, and the vehicle offense is a misdemeanor.
Garcia was taken into custody, and a computer check showed his license was suspended — and he had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a driving under the influence of drugs, according to police.
A narcotics detection canine — Philly — led investigators two a sealed cardboard box in the vehicle, which had 4.3 pounds of a substance “believed to be fentanyl,” police said.
Garcia was remanded to the Westchester County jail.