California Police Find 20,000 Fentanyl Pills In Traffic Stop | Eastern North Carolina Now | Southern California police found and confiscated 20,000 fentanyl pills while carrying out a traffic stop, according to officials on Monday.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Charlotte Pence Bond.

    Southern California police found and confiscated 20,000 fentanyl pills while carrying out a traffic stop, according to officials on Monday.

    Last week, narcotics officials stopped a vehicle due to non-specific code violations, according to the San Bernardino Police Department. The three individuals in the car were reportedly taken into police custody with no issues. The authorities looked through the vehicle and discovered the drugs - 20,000 fentanyl pills, as well as half of an ounce of cocaine. A loaded gun was also in the car, as well as over $1,200. The three individuals were arrested and could be charged with felonies.

    On Monday, San Bernardino Health authorities spoke to the rising issue of fentanyl as there has been a spike in overdose deaths in San Bernardino County. The county's public health officer put forward a health advisory about the situation.

    The advisory noted that there were 30 fentanyl overdose deaths in the county in 2018, but the figure has gone up to 74 in 2019, and increased to 227 in 2020. In 2021, there were 309 fentanyl overdose fatalities.

    "Deaths related to opioid use, such as fentanyl, are completely preventable," the health officer, Dr. Michael Sequeira, said. "Efforts to reduce the effects of opioid overdose and death are a top priority for San Bernardino County."

    The advisory explained that fentanyl is "50 to 100 times stronger than morphine and is responsible for more overdose deaths than any other illegal drug in the United States." Dr. Sequeira also pointed out that "rainbow fentanyl" has become more prevalent, which can be fatal and could attract more youth.

    This summer, the Drug Enforcement Agency also released a warning over rainbow fentanyl, telling Americans the dangers of the drug that looks like sidewalk chalk.

    "Rainbow fentanyl-fentanyl pills and powder that come in a variety of bright colors, shapes, and sizes-is a deliberate effort by drug traffickers to drive addiction amongst kids and young adults," DEA Administrator Anne Milgram said at the time. "The men and women of the DEA are relentlessly working to stop the trafficking of rainbow fentanyl and defeat the Mexican drug cartels that are responsible for the vast majority of the fentanyl that is being trafficked in the United States."

    Fentanyl continues to be a rising crisis in California and across the country. California Attorney General Rob Bonta recently addressed the fentanyl crisis, discussing actions his office is taking to combat the problem. However, in a press release, Bonta did not discuss the rise of illegal immigration as a potential reason for the surge, even though fentanyl has been seized in bulk at California's border.

The previous poll on Eastern NC NOW showcased what are many of OUR Constitutional Republic's certain obstacles to remain viable, where the top encumbrance to that continuance as a functioning Republic was the Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border. Understanding this overwhelming concern to real America citizens: Do you believe it important to challenge the veracity of those legislated concerns of Democratic Socialists by transporting Illegal Migrants to their Sanctuary cities, counties and states for their direct care?
  Yes; test the depth of their "compassion" by giving Democratic Socialists an opportunity to enact all Sanctuary provisions in their communities to test how much they truly do care.
  No; the Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Project is designed to only inundate "Red States" to begin their Demographic Upheaval for the benefit of we Democratic Socialists, our politics.
  I generally do NOT care about politics, but it is fun watching abject hypocrites squirm; maybe I will start getting more involved.
249 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

With the Midterm Elections less than one week away: What do you consider the top issues that you will be voting on to be corrected by your better representation?
  Big Government getting Bigger
  Biden /Democrat controlled Spike in Energy Cost
  Inflation created by Legislation of Majority in Power
  Gender Reassignment
  Corrupted Bureaucratic /Service (DOJ, FBI, etc.) Institutions
  Discredited Legacy Media
  Ending the Corruption of Dishonest Politicians
  Corruptive Influence of Social Media
  Wide Open Southern Border
198 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
  Yes, the Democrats have a bold plan, yet to be revealed, to save us.
  No, there will have to be a complete undoing of the damage done by these Democrats.
  I can't do simple math, so how am I to understand the concept of basic economics.
1,182 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Go Back


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

The president’s granddaughter, Naomi, received a glamorous feature in the fashion magazine Vogue, detailing her mid-November wedding weekend at the White House.
In a 4-3 party-line vote, with Democrats in the majority, the N.C. Supreme Court is endorsing a court-ordered plan to transfer hundreds of millions of dollars out of the state treasury. The money would address the Leandro education funding lawsuit.
"...things they would typically revert back to, especially with identity politics, I don't think that it works the same against me."
Hood makes the argument that participating in the political parties is important
23-point swing toward DeSantis from Trump since June, 46-point swing since one year ago


The Department of Justice wants Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, 38, who made billions of dollars before she was ultimately convicted of wire fraud and conspiracy, to spend 15 years in prison rather than walk free.
In a stunning announcement, Disney has revealed "The Chosen" will be incorporated into the Marvel Multiverse following a cameo appearance by Deadpool in the show's upcoming third season.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre lost her cool against a conservative reporter after she pressed Dr. Anthony Fauci on his approach to COVID.
Alec Baldwin has filed a lawsuit against some former crew members of the movie “Rust,” where a shooting incident resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last year.
Elon Musk is the chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, as well as the leader of several smaller pet projects, such as Neuralink and The Boring Company. Following his acquisition of Twitter, one of the world’s largest social media platforms, the multibillionaire gave the world a view into just how bus


As part of a new pledge to "quiet down" the company's aggressive push for progressive themes in its content, returning Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed the entertainment giant will cut back to including only seven LGTB characters in each children's movie.


Back to Top