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Crime Massive fentanyl seizure 'enough to kill everyone' in Ohio, officials say

23:10  30 october  2019
23:10  30 october  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Over 40 pounds of fentanyl were seized in an Ohio drug bust that officials are saying amounts to "chemical warfare."

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Dayton, Ohio, released this image with an announcement that over 40 pounds of suspected Fentanyl had been seized during the week of Oct. 21, 2019.© Montgomery County Sheriff The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Dayton, Ohio, released this image with an announcement that over 40 pounds of suspected Fentanyl had been seized during the week of Oct. 21, 2019.

Authorities in Montgomery County announced the drug trafficking bust that took place in Dayton during the week of Oct. 21.

Shamar Davis, 31, Anthony Franklin, 30, and Grady Jackson, 37, are all facing charges of possession with intent to distribute 400 or more grams of fentanyl along with a charge of felon in possession of a firearm, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

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The seizure comes days after ICE and Ohio officials announced that HSI special agents had trained more than 300 law enforcement personnel in the "The fentanyl seized last night is enough to kill everyone in Toledo several times over," said U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Justin

The suspects were arrested after authorities gathered evidence showing the trio were involved in narcotics trafficking, police said. The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force, the FBI Safe Street Task Force and local authorities are investigating the case.

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Investigators seized over 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of suspected fentanyl, along with 1,500 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 500 grams of suspected heroin, officials said. Three firearms and $30,000 were also seized in the bust.

"The quantity of fentanyl in this case amounts to chemical warfare and a weapon of mass destruction," Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said. "I applaud the work of our task force and our law enforcement partners - this is an enormous amount of deadly drugs that will no longer be on our streets."

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The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Dayton, Ohio, released this image with an announcement that over 40 pounds of suspected Fentanyl had been seized during the week of Oct. 21, 2019.© Montgomery County Sheriff The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Dayton, Ohio, released this image with an announcement that over 40 pounds of suspected Fentanyl had been seized during the week of Oct. 21, 2019.

Vance Callender, Homeland Security Investigations agent in charge of Michigan and Ohio, said the amount of fentanyl seized was "enough to kill the entire population of Ohio, many times over."

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The state of Ohio has been one of the hardest-hit states by the nation's growing opioid and fentanyl epidemics.

"This multi-million dollar fentanyl seizure clearly shows the enormity of the opioid problem in this area," according to Acting Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Deters of the FBI's Cincinnati Division. "Law enforcement will continue to work aggressively to address the illegal drug supply, but there is also a continuing need to address demand as well."

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The fentanyl seizure was enough to kill roughly 5 million people, as only 2 mg of the painkiller can cause Opioids are killing a record number of people in Ohio , which The number of opioid deaths would be much higher without the presence of the overdose reversal drug naloxone, officials say .

The fentanyl seizure was enough to kill roughly 5 million people, as only 2 mg of the painkiller can cause Opioids are killing a record number of people in Ohio , which The number of opioid deaths would be much higher without the presence of the overdose reversal drug naloxone, officials say .

Ohio saw an increase of more than 500 fentanyl encounters -- police samples testing positive for the drug -- from 2014 to 2015, the latest data available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Only three other states -- Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire -- saw similar increases.

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In September, the Franklin County Coroner's Office reported a surge in overdose deaths and warned residents that they could be fentanyl-related. In August, the office issued a similar alert saying six county residents had died from overdoses in less than 24 hours.

That news came just weeks after the office announced that nine people had suffered fatal overdoses in a two-day period in July.

NYPD Officers Recovering From Possible Fentanyl Exposure During Bronx Drug Bust .
Officers raided an apartment around 7:40 p.m. Thursday on Willis Avenue near 140th Street in the Mott Haven section and took several people into custody. “I live across the hall from the apartment they raided. We heard a big bang, police ‘open up,’ they raided in, flash grenade, boom, and next thing you know, they’re taking out people,” one neighbor told CBS2. “It was a little scary, but it’s not normal in this neighborhood.”She said she usually says hello to her neighbors and was shocked to see them under arrest.“It’s a quiet building. Very quiet, very private,” she said.

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