Further details released on arrest in fentanyl trafficking case

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GLASGOW, Ky. – A man authorities say was wanted for fentanyl trafficking is facing additional charges following his arrest.

The Barren River Drug Task Force says they were contacted by the Bowling Green Police Department Thursday in relation to a wanted man they believed may be in the Glasgow area.

Around 12:14 p.m., authorities say a Barren River Drug Task Force detective observed 32-year-old Deandre Lamont Christian in a white Impala on 31E South.

Officials say the detective was aware of active warrants out of Bowling Green for Christian for trafficking in fentanyl. The detective then contacted the Barren County Sheriff’s Office and its tactical team to conduct a traffic stop, officials say.

Authorities say the Impala traveled onto Cumberland Parkway westbound toward Bowling Green. At mile marker seven, authorities say the tactical team stopped the vehicle and arrested Christian on the active warrant.

However, officials say Christian then destroyed his cell phone before leaving the vehicle and threatened one of the passengers with physical harm in front of law enforcement.

He faces an active warrant with two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense (carefenanil or fentanyl derivatives), receiving stolen property of $10,000 or more, first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), obscuring the identity of a machine, $10,000 or more, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (cocaine), first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first offense (opiates), tampering with physical evidence, third-degree terroristic threatening and drug paraphernalia – buy possess.

Christian remains in the Barren County Detention Center.