Traffic Stop by Lewiston Police Leads to Meth and Fentanyl Seizure
Marisa Lloyd

Traffic Stop by Lewiston Police Leads to Meth and Fentanyl Seizure

Lewiston Police Department

LEWISTON - On December 29, 2021, at around 1 p.m., Lewiston Police stopped a 1999 Cadillac Deville for a traffic violation. The driver was 29-year-old Desiree K Rodriguez of Dayton WA.

During the traffic stop, the Lewiston Police Department’s drug detection K-9 alerted the vehicle for the presence of drug odor. Lewiston Police searched the vehicle and recovered 190 grams of methamphetamines and several hundred synthetic fentanyl pills.

Area first responders have experienced an increased volume of overdose calls, many directly related to pills such as these.

Other evidence recovered from the vehicle led police to believe that Desiree was involved in the sales and distribution of narcotics for profit.

She was arrested and incarcerated in the Nez Perce County Jail for trafficking in methamphetamines and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, both felonies. She also faces misdemeanor marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges.

The Quad Cities Drug Task Force assisted in the investigation.

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