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    Traffic stop leads to fentanyl bust

    By Erica Miller,

    29 days ago

    ODESSA, Texas (KMID/KPEJ)- An Odessa man was arrested last week after investigators said he allegedly admitted to selling fentanyl in Odessa. Willie McCray, Jr., 28, has been charged with Manufacture and Delivery of a Controlled Substance, as well as several traffic related offenses.

    According to an Odessa Police Department report, around 8:20 a.m. on April 18, officers saw a white Kia traveling eastbound in the 2000 block of E 8 th Street and initiated a traffic stop after a computer check revealed that the vehicle was unregistered and uninsured. Investigators identified the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle as McCray and said he was making strange movements amid the traffic stop inside a vehicle that smelled of marijuana.

    Because of that, officers conducted a probable cause search on the vehicle and said they found a baggie containing multiple blue pills next to the driver’s seat. These pills, known as M30s, are often laced with fentanyl, a potent drug that even in trace amounts can be deadly . In an interview with police, McCray allegedly admitted that he’d been selling fentanyl in Odessa for at least two weeks. In all, officers confiscated 17.1 grams of the fentanyl laced pills.

    McCray was arrested and taken to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center; he’s since been released on a combined $75,500 bond.

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