The traffic stop of a tractor-trailer on I-40 in West Nashville at 5 p.m. led to the seizure of more than 50 pounds of white powder, presumed to be fentanyl, in two bags found in the sleeper area. The powder was found after MNPD dog Boston alerted to a drug odor.
The truck driver, Danny Rhodes, 48, of El Paso, Texas, is in custody and is expected to be charged federally.
Dangerous fentanyl is frequently linked to fatal drug overdoses. Fifty pounds of Fentanyl has the potential to kill millions of people and has a street value of approximately $800,000.