WFPD finds 528 Fentanyl pills during search

21-year-old Andrew Byrd.
21-year-old Andrew Byrd.(Wichita County Jail)
Published: Sep. 15, 2022 at 11:28 AM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The Wichita Falls Police Department said members of their SWAT team discovered hundred of pills containing fentanyl during a search on Wednesday at the Stone Ridge Apartments.

According to WFPD PIO Sgt. Charlie Eipper, 21-year-old Andrew Byrd was arrested during a traffic stop at a different location before his apartment was searched.

Police said they found about 528 pills that had been laced with fentanyl, weighing about 58.7 grams.

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Byrd later admitted to knowing the pills contained fentanyl when he sold them, according to police. He remains jailed in Wichita County on a $100,000 bond.

Police said he was also wanted on a Wichita County warrant for assault.