Woman charged with enough drugs to kill 16,000 people just after dropping children at school
Published 6:31 pm Thursday, October 12, 2023
A mother is facing some major drug charges just after dropping off her children at school.
She’s accused of having a deadly amount of fentanyl in her car.
Alexis Elena Alexander, of Bayou La Batre, Ala., was charged with trafficking fentanyl and chemical endangerment of a child.
Deputies said they found 38 grams of fentanyl in Alexander’s vehicle, along with $1,000 in cash.
The United States Drug Enforcement Agency says as little as 2 milligrams of fentanyl is considered a lethal dose, meaning she had enough to potentially kill 16,000 people.
Under a new Alabama law, Alexander could face up to life in prison on the fentanyl trafficking charge.