Metro police dog helps find 50+ pounds of possible fentanyl after I-40 traffic stop

 A traffic stop on Interstate 40 in West Nashville late Thursday afternoon led to one man’s arrest and the seizure of more than 50 pounds of possible fentanyl, all thanks to the help of a police dog.

K-9 Officer Boston with the Metro Nashville Police Department alerted a drug odor during the traffic stop of a tractor trailer. Police found more than 50 pounds of a white powder presumed to be fentanyl in the sleeper area of the truck.

Driver Danny Rhodes, 48 of El Paso, was taken into custody. He’s expected to face federal charges.

MNPD said the drugs have a street value of $800,000.

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