CRIME

Police arrest man for allegedly hiding fentanyl pills in his vehicle

Nov 29, 2023, 12:25 PM | Updated: 2:18 pm

Salt Lake City Police vehicle with lights. (SLCPD)...

(SLCPD)

(SLCPD)

SALT LAKE CITY — A 27-year-old man was taken into custody Tuesday night for allegedly hiding and transporting fentanyl pills in his vehicle, according to the Salt Lake City Police Department.

According to a news release from SLCPD, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Anival R. Montoya in the area of 400 S. Redwood Road around 9:30 p.m.

During the traffic stop, a police K-9 alerted police personnel to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle, police discovered roughly 100 fentanyl pills. The pills were found inside a hidden compartment of the car’s dashboard.

Montoya was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of driving on a suspended or revoked license. He was also booked for investigation of altering a vehicle’s compartment for contraband, and investigation for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Fentanyl is an extremely dangerous synthetic opioid. Police say even a small amount can result in a drug overdose.

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Police arrest man for allegedly hiding fentanyl pills in his vehicle