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An ex-convict allegedly caught with a fentanyl stash and a stolen shotgun in Carlsbad last back behind bars Monday and facing felony charges, authorities said.

Officers arrested Vicente Rodriguez, 45, early Thursday morning after allegedly finding eight ounces of fentanyl and a shotgun in his hotel room in the 5000 block of Avenida Encinas, according to the Carslbad Police Department.

It was unclear what prompted the search.

Rodriguez was booked into county jail in Vista on suspicion of possessing an illegal drug for sale and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The department’s Vice Narcotics Unit is handling the investigation .

– City News Service

Updated 4:10 p.m. Nov. 21, 2022