Approximately 59,000 doses of fentanyl were taken off the streets following what started out as a routine traffic stop on Interstate 70.
Friday morning, an Indiana State Police Trooper in Morgan County observed a pickup truck, following too close and traveling at a reduced speed in the left passing lane of I-70.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Christian Paz Recarte, 29, of Los Angeles, Calif., with three passengers in the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, the trooper discovered 6 kilograms of fentanyl. The estimated street value of the Fentanyl is $450,000 dollars.
It is estimated that this seizure removed approximately 59,000 doses of this potentially lethal drug from the streets. The drugs were coming from California and destined for Ohio.
Recarte, age 29, was charged with possession of narcotics and dealing a narcotic drug.
Also arrested for possession and dealing were Katherine Navarro, 22, Hugo Rosales Moreno, 45, and Kelin Morales Martinez, 29, all of Los Angeles