HOWE, Texas (KTEN) — A traffic stop on US 75 in Howe on Tuesday morning ended with the arrest of a man carrying what investigators said was more $12,000 worth of fentanyl pills.

It was just before 3 a.m. when a Grayson County deputy found 38-year-old Terez Dotson in possession of a large quantity of fentanyl pills, cocaine, and mushrooms.

It takes two milligrams of fentanyl to kill the average American.

"If you take a sugar packet or sweet and low packet, that's a gram of that product, a gram of that product could kill 500 people, if it was fentanyl, or more,” said Lt. Jeremy Cox, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office public information officer. 

Lt. Cox says in Grayson County there's been an increase in the number of people they've found in possession of the deadly drug.

"More and more frequently our officers and deputies all across the Grayson County area are coming into contact with individuals who are in the possession of fentanyl," Lt. Cox said.

Dotson, a resident of Hutchins, Texas, was charged with three counts of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.

Bond was set at $52,500.