KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A traffic stop in Monroe County on Wednesday led to the discovery of methamphetamine, fentanyl and prescription pills inside a secret compartment in the vehicle.
During a traffic stop, a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office canine alerted officers to narcotics in the vehicle. Officers found a hidden compartment containing over 80 grams of Methamphetamine, 5 grams of fentanyl, and multiple Alprazolam pills. Police say the drugs were brought into the county to be distributed. The origin of the substances is still being investigated.
In a Facebook post, Sherriff Tommy Jones thanked the agencies who have partnered with MCSO “in an attempt to curb the distribution of dangerous drugs including Heroin, Fentanyl, and Methamphetamine.”