On Monday, July 24th, 2023, the Gaston County Police Department K9 Unit conducted a traffic stop in the area of Hudson Boulevard and Armstrong Park Road that resulted in the seizure of approximately 10,000 Fentanyl pills. Around 3:32pm, a GCPD K9 Officer conducted a traffic stop on a 2010 Buick sedan that committed several traffic violations. During the course of the traffic stop, the Officer’s canine alerted to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle. A subsequent search by the officer and his K9 resulted in the seizure of the Fentanyl pills that were hidden inside a statue in the vehicle. The 10,000 pills weighed approximately 1 kilogram and have a street value of roughly $330,000.
The Gaston County Police Department has a steadfast commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of our citizens. The efforts of these officers has prevented the distribution of this dangerous drug, saving countless lives and preventing widespread harm to our community. The driver of the Buick, Angel Alvarez De Leon, as well as the passenger, Alfredo Diaz, both of Dallas, Texas, were arrested and charged with multiple counts of Trafficking Fentanyl. Each suspect was held at the Gaston County Jail on a $1,000,000 secured bond.
There is no further information to be released at this time.
10,000 Fentanyl pills
Angel Diaz De Leon