Police Arrest Fentanyl Dealer During Routing Traffic Stop in Allegany County

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LONACONING, MD – An Allegany County Fentanyl dealer was arrested and charged during a traffic stop on Thursday.

According to police, at around 12:45 pm. Allegany County dispatch placed a BOLO (be on the lookout) for a silver in color vehicle, which was operating recklessly in the area of Lonaconing. At the time of the dispatched call, an off-duty Deputy observed the vehicle pass his location in the Barton area.

“This Deputy also observed the vehicle to be operating recklessly and at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was conducted, and upon making contact with the occupants, probable cause to search the vehicle was developed,” police said. “Following a search of the vehicle, a large amount of suspected fentanyl, and marijuana were located. Additionally, packaging materials were also located which further indicated an intent to distribute the aforementioned fentanyl. Deputies also determined that the suspected fentanyl was destined for Westernport.”

Breion Akeem VanZandt, of Baltimore was arrested and charged with multiple drug-related and distribution charges.

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