Man arrested after police find lethal drugs during traffic stop

Man arrested after police find lethal drugs during traffic stop
(Source: Limestone County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Limestone County Sheriff's Office)

LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - One man was arrested on Monday after police found marijuana and another drug 50 times more potent than pure heroin during a traffic stop.

A Limestone County deputy pulled over Joshua Molt, 25 of Elkmont, Monday afternoon for driving erratically near the intersection of Mooresville Road and Thach Road.

The deputy recognized signs that the driver was under the influence of some substance and could also smell suspicious odors coming from the vehicle.

An unmarked bottle was discovered in the van containing 78 "false" Xanax bars and another bottle containing 3.5 grams of marijuana.Since the marking and thickness of the pills were slightly inconsistent of Xanax bars, investigators were called for assistance.

Narcotics investigators confirmed that the pills contained fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is very lethal. Fentanyl is also known to be up to 100 times more potent than morphine.

Molt is charged with drug trafficking and illegal possession of marijuana. He is being held in the Limestone County Jail on a $1,000 bond for possession of marijuana charge. The bond for drug trafficking has not yet been set.

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