Authorities: Fentanyl seized in western Ohio could kill more than 4 million

Published:
Updated:

Authorities in Ohio say a recent seizure of approximately 20 pounds of fentanyl had the capability of killing more than 4 million people.

Four people were arrested after authorities found evidence they were allegedly involved in narcotics trafficking.

The following four suspects were arrested on drug charges:

  • Aguilar Reyes-Espinosa, New Carlisle
  • Omar Cantu-Garcia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • David Cantu-Garcia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Pedro Medina, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Officials say a large amount of marijuana and more than $100,000 cash were also seized.

"We are certain that this investigation has saved lives by stopping this poison from getting to the streets and into the hands of those fighting addiction," said Ohio Attorney General DeWine. "Each day, my office and law enforcement agencies across the state are fighting hard against the drug epidemic, and we must continue to press forward in the battle against the drug cartels."

The suspects are currently behind held in Montgomery County Jail.