Texas man found clutching gun while asleep in running car with several thousand fentanyl pills: police

Texas man found clutching gun while asleep in running car with several thousand fentanyl pills: police

A Texas man in possession of several thousand fentanyl pills was arrested in El Paso, Texas, after officers found him asleep behind the wheel of his car while holding a gun, according to police.

Jevshua Muniz, 35, is facing charges of manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

He was allegedly found asleep in his car facing traffic in eastern El Paso around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.

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Officers woke him up and searched his car, where they found the fentanyl pills.

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Pictures released by the El Paso Police Department showed cash and thousands of fentanyl pills in more than a dozen plastic bags.

Muniz is being held at the El Paso County Detention Facility on a combined $202,000 bond.