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FAIRFIELD — For the third time in less than a year, police have intercepted a multimillion-dollar shipment of fentanyl as it moved through the state.
Connecticut — and specifically I-95 — has become the major thoroughfare from New York to Rhode Island and points north for the transportation of the synthetic opioid 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine, according to law enforcement officials.
State police said a trooper was monitoring northbound traffic on Interstate 95 here Sept. 30 when a 2017 Chevrolet Cruz with Connecticut plates flew by him at more than 70 miles per hour.
Trooper Matthew Losh pulled the car over by Exit 21 and called for backup including a narcotics sniffing dog.
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