TUPELO, Miss — A man has been arrested after police found hundreds of fentanyl pills during a traffic stop in Mississippi on Wednesday.
Police stopped a vehicle involved in a disturbance at the Walgreens parking lot at 902. S. Gloster St. in Tupelo. Police said officers were called to the area for an argument between a couple with a child possibly involved.
The driver, Andrago Gaston, 36, of Tupelo, left the scene but was quickly caught and arrested, police said. During a search of the vehicle, police said they found several hundred tablets of alleged fentanyl and about 3 pounds of marijuana.
According to police, the child was later found to be safe with their mother.
When Gaston was arrested, police said he had a gun and $3,799 in cash.
Police said Gaston, who was described as a "career criminal", has 14 felony arrests and is on parole in Mississippi for selling cocaine.
Gaston was charged with trafficking of a schedule II controlled substance, fentanyl, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Gaston's bond is set at $1,000,000.