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.