Feds: Woman Arrested in Kansas City Had Five Pounds of Fentanyl
Federal authorities say a woman traveling from Los Angeles to New York had enough fentanyl in her luggage to make 1.5 million lethal doses when she was stopped at a Kansas City bus station.
The U.S. Attorney's office said 33-year-old Evelyn Sanchez was arrested Tuesday and charged with possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute.
She remains in federal custody awaiting a detention hearing, which hasn't been scheduled.
The prosecutors say Kansas City police, working with federal agents, found more than 5 pounds of the drug packaged in two bundles when they searched her suitcase after a K-9 alerted to it.
William Callahan, a Drug Enforcement Administration special agent based in St. Louis, said in a news release that the seizure would keep "1.5 million lethal doses" off the streets.