Traffic stop leads to discovery of over 800 deadly fentanyl pills in Mississippi
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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest
On 08-17-2022 TPD initiated a misdemeanor traffic stop in the area of East Main and Elizabeth on a 2013 Ford Fusion driven by Leopoldo Gomez (aka “Polo”, 38 years old, Los Angeles). Investigation led to the discovery of approximately 105 alleged fentanyl pills in Gomez’s possession.
A subsequent search of Gomez’s motel room by North Mississippi Narcotics Unit Agents led to the discovery of approximately 700 additional alleged fentanyl pills. Gomez was charged with trafficking fentanyl.
On 08-18-2022 Tupelo Municipal Court Judge Allen ordered Gomez to be held without bond.