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THC-laced edibles, fentanyl found at Sierra Blanca Border Patrol checkpoint

Narcotics seized at Sierra Blanca checkpoint.
Narcotics seized at Sierra Blanca checkpoint.

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced a significant seizure of cocaine and fentanyl at the Sierra Blanca Border Patrol Checkpoint on Tuesday.

The seizure comes amid a national crisis. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, they've already seized enough fentanyl this year to provide a lethal dose to every American.

Three U.S. citizens were arrested for narcotics smuggling.

Big Bend Sector Border Patrol agents discovered the drugs with the help of a U.S. Border Patrol service canine.

Among the drugs found:

  • Cocaine laced with fentanyl: valued at over $80,000
  • Marijuana: valued at over $2,000
  • THC-laced edibles: value at over $450

The three people who were arrested and the drugs were turned over to the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division.

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