A Clark County sheriff’s deputy arrested a man Saturday night after finding what was described as a large quantity of fentanyl hidden in his underwear during a stolen vehicle investigation in Orchards.
The deputy was on patrol at about 9:40 p.m. when he located a stolen vehicle parked at a convenience store. A man was seen getting out of the vehicle and going into the store, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
The deputy requested backup, but before additional deputies could arrive, the man came out of the store. The deputy attempted to contact him, but he ran away. The deputy chased the man and took him into custody a short distance away, the sheriff’s office said.
The man told the deputy he swallowed fentanyl, and he was taken to a hospital for treatment. A search of the suspect yielded a large quantity of fentanyl pills and powders hidden in his underwear, the news release states.
Authorities did not release the man’s name. He was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, resisting arrest, obstructing law enforcement and an outstanding felony warrant.
The investigation is ongoing, deputies said, and search warrants are forthcoming.