Traffic stop leads to cache of imposter fentanyl

Martin Williams

Martin Williams

A traffic stop made by Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies turned into a drug bust of marijuana and fentanyl.

Sheriff Ricky Adam said Criminal Interdiction Agents made a traffic stop Monday on I-10 of a vehicle driven by 34-year-old Martin Williams of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Williams had been traveling from Louisiana back to Georgia when he was stopped.

In a search of the vehicle, agents found eight ounces of marijuana and about 1,000 fentanyl tablets that were not pharmaceutical grade.

“These tablets were obviously not a pharmaceutical grade product, meaning they were “look alikes,” Adam said. “The public should be aware of
the dangers posed by these illicitly manufactured products that contain fentanyl, as these are the products that users and addicts consume, unaware of their potential potency, that very likely could lead to overdose and death.”

Williams has a federal charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. The investigation is ongoing.

“The message is very simple,” Adam said. “Parents, if you are not having these conversations with your children, teaching them to avoid the dangers posed by these impostor tablets, please start now. That conversation could very well save a life.”

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