State Police: Fentanyl Mistaken for Carfentanil During Vehicle Stop
NORTHUMBERLAND — New Hampshire State Police said a drug that was found in a car during a motor vehicle stop turned out not to be carfentanil.
On Saturday, Trooper Thomas Owens was on patrol in the town of Northumberland on Route 3 when he conducted a motor vehicle stop for an apparent equipment violation.
During the stop, he found what was believed to be the powerful and dangerous drug carfentanil in the vehicle and arrested of 27-year-old Jacqueline Haas of Northumberland, police said.
Due to the extremely dangerous nature of the suspected drug, analysis on some of the items seized from the vehicle was expedited by the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory.
While more items still need to be analyzed, those that have been analyzed were found to contain the drug fentanyl, which is still considered to be a very dangerous drug, and not carfentanil, which is 100 times more potent than fentanyl.
Haas was held on cash bail and appeared before the Lancaster district court on the charges of possession of a controlled drug.