Texas man arrested for trafficking over 10,000 fentanyl-laced pills in Mississippi

JACKSON, Mississippi (WLBT) – A Texas man has been arrested for tracing over 10,000 fentanyl pills in Mississippi.

Carlos Martinez, 28, of Dallas, Texas, pleaded guilty to fentanyl trafficking on Wednesday, January 18, according to Madison and Rankin District Attorney Bubba Bramlett.

On April 25, 2022, a deputy from the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe carrying a woman and child being driven by Carlos Martinez for a traffic violation on Interstate 20 with the passenger seat trim lying on the ground.

The deputy also noticed that two large packages wrapped in electrical tape were sticking out of the converted seat, and a few blue M30 pills on the floor. Further investigation revealed that the packages contained over 10,000 counterfeit blue M30 pills.

The M30 capsules contained oxycodone and fentanyl.

Martinez pleaded guilty to trafficking fentanyl and was charged with aggravated trafficking last week.

He will serve 10 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections without parole.

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