Hickory man faces charges after more than 100 capsules of suspected fentanyl found

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – A Hickory man faces a drug charges after police say he sold fentanyl.

Burl Wayne Morris Jr., 30, of Hickory faces a charge of importing carfentanil, fentanyl or fentanyl derivatives.

Paducah police drug detectives seized more than 100 capsules containing suspected fentanyl Friday afternoon.

Morris Jr. was selling fentanyl in Paducah and McCracken County, and obtained a search warrant.

Late Friday afternoon, detectives stopped Morris’ vehicle on Cairo Road to serve the warrant.

Detectives found a bag containing more than 100 black capsules containing suspected fentanyl on Morris, according to the Paducah Police Department.

Morris, was out on bond after being arrested in Graves County for trafficking in fentanyl and being a persistent felon. He was arrested on a charge of importing carfentanil, fentanyl or fentanyl derivatives and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.

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