Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Seizes Enough Fentanyl to Kill 1.5 Million Adults
The JAX Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit seized a record amount of Fentanyl during a recent drug raid. Detectives from JSO seized 3 Kilos (6.6 Pounds) of Fentanyl in powder form, 6,000 Fentanyl pills, and 1.26 Kilos of Cocaine. The amount of Fentanyl seized is enough to kill 1.5 million people.
JSO did not elaborate if any arrests were made at this time. JSO posted pictures of the seized drugs on their Twitter account .
#JSO #Narcotics Unit seized 3 kilos of #fentanyl, 1.26 kilos of #cocaine & over 6,000 #counterfeit pills containing fentanyl; enough fentanyl to #kill 1.5 MILLION adults.#yourJSO #keepingyousafe #toprotectandserve #jaxsheriff #narcoticsarrest #busted #policework #saynotodrugs pic.twitter.com/lTVbQkZj5z
— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) September 19, 2022
The seizure comes shortly after Flagler County Deputies seized 219 grams of Fentanyl along with some cannabis from Adrian Rivers, 52. Rivers was a fugitive with several warrants from Orange & Volusia counties who was a passenger in a car that was pulled over for a broken headlight. The 219 grams in his possession was enough to kill 100,000 people.
A 52-year-old fugitive with a long criminal history now faces more drug charges after the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) finds him with enough fentanyl to potentially kill over 100,000 people.
— FlaglerSheriff (@FlaglerSheriff) September 16, 2022
Fentanyl is a National Emergency in the United States with the drug claiming 75% of the overdose deaths in 2021 and responsible for 71,238 deaths total for the year. 2022 will be another record year and the DEA is reporting a new brightly colored version of Fentanyl is being sold throughout the United States. Fentanyl is primarily supplied by the Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel.
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