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Police: Suspected dealer of illegal opioids caught in the act, arrested, charged

A Cheverly man suspected of dealing drugs, including deadly opioids, was arrested by Howard County Police as he appeared to be conducting a drug sale.

Having already obtained a search warrant for Alexis Escobar’s car, officers found the car in Jessup and saw him engaging in what appeared to be a drug sale.

Officers searched Escobar’s car, a 2006 Toyota Prius, and found various drugs in the car and on Escobar’s person.

Detectives are awaiting test results, but suspect the drugs recovered include Oxycodone, Xanax, cocaine, buprenorphine and marijuana, according to a statement from Howard County Police.

Detectives want to know if any of the substances seized have fentanyl in them because fentanyl is a deadly synthetic opioid more potent than morphine or heroin.

Undercover narcotics detectives have discovered that some pills being sold as Oxycodone in Howard County have contained fentanyl.

Escobar, 34, was charged on Tuesday with multiple counts of drug possession with intent to distribute. He was released on $75,000 bond from the Howard County Detention Center.

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