Nelson police seized fentanyl, cash, and weapons in two separate busts last week. File photo

Nelson police seized fentanyl, cash, and weapons in two separate busts last week. File photo

Three face charges in Nelson fentanyl busts

Two men and a woman were arrested in two separate incidents

Three people have been arrested in Nelson after two separate drug busts last week that netted fentanyl.

The Nelson Police Department says it executed a search warrant on a home in the 800 block of Third Street on June 29 following a lengthy investigation into reports of drug trafficking at the home.

A man and woman, known to police, were arrested and 88 grams of suspected fentanyl was seized, on which police placed an estimated street value of $30,000 to $35,000.

A lethal dose of fentanyl can range from 0.05 to two milligrams in pure form, Sgt. Nate Holt said in a news release.

Holt said a “significant” amount of cash was also located as well as a conducted energy device and bear spray.

Police are recommending drug and weapons charges against both suspects, who were released on conditions pending a court appearance.

Police also credited “the sharp eye and initiative” of a citizen who tipped them off on July 2 to a man selling drugs to a woman in the 500 block of Hume Lane.

The man, known to police, was found with about four grams of suspected fentanyl as well as cash and a large knife. He was wanted for a recent break and enter at a Nelson business.

He is expected to face charges and was released on conditions pending a court date.