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Carlsbad police announced a significant drug bust April 18 regarding thousands of fentanyl pills, powder and methamphetamine
Carlsbad Police Department announced a significant drug bust on April 18 along Carlsbad Village Drive. Courtesy photo
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Carlsbad police report large fentanyl bust

CARLSBAD — Carlsbad police announced a significant drug bust on April 18 after seizing thousands of fentanyl pills and powder, methamphetamine, marijuana and more.

According to spokeswoman Jodee Reyes, an officer contacted a suspicious woman sitting in her 2007 Toyota Camry on Carlsbad Village Drive.

After a brief investigation, the officer discovered 7,000 fentanyl pills, 45 grams of fentanyl powder, 19 grams of meth, 48 grams of marijuana and 248 Dilaudid pills, an opium-based pain medication.

The woman also allegedly was in possession of several driver’s licenses, which law enforcement believe to be stolen. According to Reyes, after the officer’s initial investigation, Weigle revealed another bag of pills in her purse.

Carlsbad Police arrested 24-year-old Lilian Weigle, of Carlsbad, on a narcotics sale charge and booked her into the Vista Detention Facility. 

Reyes said the fentanyl and other drugs originated from Mexico and the department has seen an increase in fentanyl-related arrests over the past several years.

Anyone with more information regarding this case may contact (760) 931-2197.

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