Big Fentanyl Bust Near Coalinga

Narcotics Detectives Arrest Man Transporting 4,000 Fentanyl Pills

Narcotics detectives with the Special Investigations Task Force (SITF) with Fresno County Sheriff’s Department have booked 25 year old Victor Corella of Woodland, CA into the Fresno County Jail
for possession of drugs for sale.

Suspect, Victor Corella

Around 1:00 pm Tuesday, detectives patrolling the area of Interstate 5 and Highway 198 in Coalinga conducted a vehicle stop. During the detective’s interaction with the driver, Victor Corella, K-9 Willow alerted them to the odor of narcotics. Detectives discovered Corella had approximately 4,000 counterfeit Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills in his car. These blue pills, which are frequently seized by law enforcement nowadays, are known to contain a high concentration of Fentanyl. They are stamped with a capital ‘M’ and the number 30. Ingesting one potentially has fatal consequences.

The Sheriff’s Office takes all tips seriously. If you are aware of any type of illegal drug activity, report it anonymously by calling the Narcotics Hotline at 1-800-660-1086 or Email: You may also contact Crime Stoppers
at (559) 498-7867, You will remain anonymous and
may be eligible for a cash reward.

Approximately 4,000 pills were seized by narcotics Detectives with Fresno County Sheriff’s Department.