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Search of parolee’s home yields fentanyl pills with street value of $55,000

narcotic for the purpose of sales

Law enforcement officials seized more than 5,550 fentanyl M-30 pills during a search Wednesday of a parolee’s residence in the 1700 block of Forest Street.

Officers with the Kern County Probation Department seized several thousand fentanyl pills while checking on a parolee Wednesday at his home in central Bakersfield.

A department news release said Leo Espinoza had more than 5,550 M-30 fentanyl pills with a street value of about $55,000 at his residence in the 1700 block of Forest Street. It said he was charged with possession of a narcotic for the purpose of sales.