GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Guntersville police have arrested a man they believe is a key person behind a lot of the fentanyl in the area.
Police say they found 40-year-old James Verdel Evans passed out behind the wheel of a car at the Marathon gas station on Henry Street.
They said there was a gun next to him on the car seat. He was initially detained on a charge of failing to have a pistol permit. Evans is a convicted felon so he is not allowed to have a pistol.
Police say as he was taken in they found out he had 5 grams of fentanyl, as well as meth, marijuana, prescriptions pills.
Police say a “pindrop” amount of fentanyl could be fatal.
Evans was already out on bond for charges of trafficking/distributing heroin
His bond is $1.5 million.