The Associated Press

MEDFORD — An Oregon man is facing felony drug charges following a traffic stop near Ashland in which tens of thousands of pills resembling oxycodone, but actually were made from a deadly synthetic opiate, were found.

Pavel Dubinstov, 22, of Damascus, faces charges of manufacturing and delivering a Schedule II controlled substance. Court documents say he transported the fentanyl pills from California into Oregon in a van with hidden compartments. Police stopped Dubinstov on Interstate 5 on July 28. Investigators found more than 60,000 pills that tested positive for fentanyl as well as bundles of cash.

Dubinstov was arrested and released from Jackson County jail after posting bail earlier this month. He’s set to appear in court in early September.

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