(700 WLW)- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Steve Francis Tuesday announced the seizure of approximately 20 pounds of fentanyl with the capability of killing more than four million people.
Authorities with the Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force, which is part of the Ohio Attorney General's Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission, seized the approximately 20 pounds of fentanyl last night.
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
Authorities arrested the suspects after gathering evidence indicating they were allegedly involved in narcotics trafficking. As part of the investigation, agents conducted a series of traffic stops and searched a residence on Prentice Drive in New Carlisle.
A large amount of marijuana and more than $100,000 in cash were also seized as part of the investigation.
"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.