Alabama mom dropped kids off at school while carrying enough fentanyl to kill thousands, deputies say

Published 5:09 pm Thursday, October 12, 2023

An Alabama mother is accused of having a deadly amount of fentanyl in her car just moments after she dropped her two children off at school, investigators said.

Alexis Elena Alexander, of Bayou La Batre, 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

Under a new Alabama law, Alexander could face up to life in prison on the fentanyl trafficking charge.