LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Earlier this week, officials in Indiana, seized nearly five pounds of fentanyl from a vehicle, according to a report by FOX59 in Indianapolis.

The Fox affiliate reports that it happened on Monday.

"Monday afternoon, a member of the multi-agency PACE team, David Glover of the Richmond Police Department, stopped a man driving eastbound on I-70 around 1:20 p.m.," the FOX59 report states. "After seeing a meth pipe in the front of the car, a Hancock County Sheriff's deputy searched the car and found nearly five pounds of fentanyl in the trunk and under the back seat."

Police arrested 41-year-old Gustavo Romero, a resident of Wildomar, California. He was placed in federal custody, according to the report.

Captain Jeff Rasche of the Hancock County Sheriff's Department told FOX59 that the arrest is only a dent in a much larger problem, namely the thousands of pounds of fentanyl that are likely passing through Indianapolis interstates on the way to users throughout the United States.

"Indianapolis, being the Crossroads of America, is kind of the area where a lot of this is being trafficked through and distributed throughout the Midwest, Northeast and along the east coast," Rasche said.

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