Two men arrested in California for having 150,000 fentanyl pills have been released after just a few days in jail.
Last Friday, Washington state residents Jose Zendejas, 25, and Benito Madrigal, 19, were arrested during a traffic stop in Tulare. It turned into a drug bust after authorities found them with 150,000 fentanyl pills in 150 packages. The street value of the drugs is estimated to be about $750,000.
Fox News reports the men were then booked into the Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility on charges of possession, transportation and selling of illegal drugs.
However, the two men were released following a court order. “The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office received a court order to release both suspects from custody on their own recognizance,” said officials, Fox News reports.
“All inmates booked into Tulare County jails are sent through what is known as the Risk Assessment Process through the Tulare County Probation Department. That ‘Risk Assessment’ is then sent to a judge with the court, who, then, determines whether or not the individual arrested is held on bail or if they are to be released,” The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office went on.