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Plano Fire Marshal's Inspection Leads to Drug Pursuit and Arrest

In Plano, Texas, on Friday, October 27, 2023, a routine fire inspection turned into a law enforcement operation when a Plano Fire Marshal discovered an individual possibly using drugs in a car parked behind a local business in the 1000 block of Central Expressway.

Upon spotting the individual, the Fire Marshal initiated a pursuit as the person attempted to flee.  Plano Police Department officers converged on the area to assist and successfully detained the suspect in a muddy construction site nearby.

Subsequent investigations in the parking lot led to the discovery of blue pills suspected to be fentanyl. The incident highlighted the challenging nature of the work carried out by first responders on a regular basis.

The Plano Police Department expressed gratitude for their collaboration with the Plano Fire Department and the local dispatchers, emphasizing their commitment to maintaining Plano's reputation as one of the safest cities in the nation.

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