JACKSON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – Detectives seized tens of thousands of fentanyl pills after serving a search warrant on the van off Interstate 5 near Ashland, the Medford Police Department says.

Law enforcement July 28 stopped the white 2008 Dodge Sprinter on Interstate 5 and also seized cocaine, scales and packaging, according to police.

Officers Aug. 6 arrested Pavel Dubinstov, 22, in connection with the incident.

Detectives found 60,000 to 80,000 fentanyl pills inside a hidden trap in the van. The pills were packaged in an attempt to mask any odor and are similar in shape, color and markings to Oxycodone 30 pills; round, blue with a M on one side and 30 on the other side, according to law enforcement.

Police say the street value a single fentanyl pills is approximately $50.

The drug is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but can be 50 to 100 times more potent, meaning there is a high associated risk of overdose, according to police.

Dubinstov was lodged at the Jackson County Jail and is facing charges including delivery of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful delivery of a cocaine, and unlawful possession of cocaine.

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