Kansas deputies find over 9,000 fentanyl pills after car chase
ABILENE, Kan. (KAKE) - Sheriff's deputies in Dickinson County found over 9,000 counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl, two guns, stolen goods and various other drugs after a police chase.
The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office said that at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday a car tried to escape a traffic stop. After a chase on I-70, the car crashed into a ditch and the driver ran. Authorities caught 37-year-old Joel Hayes of Colorado Springs as he fled the car. The female passenger of the Toyota was taken to a local hospital and identified as 29-year-old Brenna Fitzgerald from Peyton, Colorado.
As deputies searched the car, they found suspected stolen tools, two guns, over 9,000 counterfeit oxycodone pills they believe contain containing fentanyl, 1.4 pounds of meth, 84 grams of heroin and various other drugs.
Hayes was booked into the Dickinson County Jail, suspected of attempting to elude law enforcement, possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute opioids, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, aggravated battery, possession of a firearm, by a felon, possession of stolen property, criminal damage to property, and aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer. He was also arrested for an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on drug and weapon related charges in El Paso County, Colorado.
Fitzgerald was booked into the Dickinson County Jail on suspicion of possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute opioids, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal possession of a weapon and possession of stolen property.