123 pounds of fentanyl-laced pills seized during bust on Illinois interstate

State troopers in Illinois seized more than 500,000 fake pills that were laced with fentanyl on an interstate highway, officials said Friday.

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The Illinois State Police posted on its Facebook page that the pills weighed approximately 123 pounds and had a street value estimated between $5 million and $10 million.

According to state police, the traffic stop happened early Friday on northbound Interstate 57 in northeastern Illinois but did not provide details as to the exact location, WCIA-TV reported.

Police did not say how many people were arrested in the traffic stop or how the pills were found, WLS-TV reported.

“This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information is available,” state police wrote on Facebook. “Thousands of lives saved by this bust!!”

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