Mayton told Channel 2 he is not sure if the drugs were supposed to be delivered to Georgia or passing through the state.
Fentanyl is linked to a spike in overdose deaths and is usually coupled with heroin to make the drug stronger and profitable, Channel 2 reported.
“There’s no telling how many lives were saved by this [stop],” Mayton told Channel 2. “This one seizure, that was huge.”
A kilo of fentanyl sells for about $3,500 dollars, Channel 2 reported. A kilo of real heroin sells between $20,000 and $30,000.
“So they’re taking this lower cost product, adding it to heroin, which is making more volume for them,” Mayton told Channel 2.
For Dakota Palz, the seizure only reminds him of his friend who died from a possible fentanyl overdose.
Palz told Channel 2 his friend “shot up in his arm, and his mom found him dead the next morning. It could have been mixed with fentanyl? It could have been.”