Ohio AG: Enough fentanyl to kill 4 million people seized by Bulk Smuggling Task Force
DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The Ohio Attorney General's office said that enough fentanyl to kill more than 4 million people was seized in a Clark County bust Monday night.
The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force seized about 20 pounds of fentanyl as part of an ongoing investigation, and four people were arrested. A large amount of marijuana and more than $100,000 in cash were also seized.
Aguilar Reyes-Espinosa of New Carlisle, Omar Cantu-Garcia of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, David Cantu-Garcia of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and Pedro Medina of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, are currently being held in the Montgomery County Jail on drug trafficking charges.
"This is another example of the ongoing battle against drug cartels bringing in illegal drugs into our communities," Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer said. "We recognize collaboration through federal, state and local partnerships are necessary to have a significant impact on the criminal organizations in Montgomery County and the Miami Valley."
Officials conducted a series of traffic stops and searched a residence in New Carlisle in connection with the bust.
In addition to the bust. the Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force has also seized 79 pounds of fentanyl, 122 pounds of heroin, 219 pound of cocaine, 110 pounds of methamphetamine, 4,124 pounds of marijuana and more than $7 million in U.S. currency since 2013.