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3 arrested and 20 pounds of blue fentanyl tablets seized during a traffic stop in Barstow – VVNG.com

BARSTOW, California (VVNG.com) – About 20 pounds of blue fentanyl tablets were seized, and three suspects were arrested after the traffic stop in Barstow, officials said.

On June 30, 2022, Sergeant Jose Barrientos of the Barstow Police Department began working with detectives from the Narcotics Working Group of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department (ACNTF) regarding the fentanyl investigation.

The sheriff’s detective gave information about a load of fentanyl coming through Barstow.

(photo courtesy of Barstow Police)

The detective gave a description of the suspect’s vehicle, a 2014 red Toyota Camry and license plates. He informed the sergeant that the vehicle was on its way to Barstow via the I15 Northbound.

Police officers supervised all NB I-15 exits within the city of Barstow. On June 30, 2022, at approximately 12:21 a.m., officers spotted a red Camry exiting I-15 on Highway 58 and stopped traffic.

Police identified the driver as a 27-year-old Oscar Josue Hernandez Escoto and two passengers aged 36 years Jose Raul Hernandez Avila and a 24-year-old Osman Dominguez. All three told police they were from Honduras.

3 arrested for fentanyl for sale
(photo courtesy of Barstow Police)

Officers were given a search warrant for a detailed inspection of the vehicle. Police found approximately twenty (20) pounds of blue fentanyl tablets packed in plastic bags. Detectives estimated the street value of this amount of fentanyl at $ 350,000.

Police arrested all three suspects and transported them to the Barstow Police Department. All three suspects were later charged in the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department with H&S 11351 (a) – Possession of fentanyl for sale and H&S 11352 (a) – Transportation of fentanyl with intent to sell.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can contact Officer Moises Contreras at (760) 256-2211 or mcontreras@barstowca.org.

Those wishing to remain anonymous may also provide information by calling the WE-TIP hotline at 1-800-79-CRIME (27469) or by going to www.wetip.com.

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3 arrested and 20 pounds of blue fentanyl tablets seized during a traffic stop in Barstow – VVNG.com

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