The Flager County Sheriff’s Office in Florida said police arrested a wanted man carrying marijuana and fentanyl that could kill more than 100,000 people during a traffic inspection.
The announcement from the Flager County Sheriff’s Office stated that “Adrian Kamai Rivers, 52, was arrested Wednesday September 14 at around 12.30 pm in the Palm Coast. He was arrested because his headlights were not on. There were 219 grams of fentanyl in his backpack. and 533 grams of marijuana. “
According to the sheriff’s office, an officer searched Rivers’ vehicle after detecting the smell of marijuana. The man explained that he had smoked an hour earlier and had a certificate entitling him to buy marijuana for medical purposes. It turned out, however, that it is no longer important.
Authorities determined that Rivers is wanted for cocaine possession, in violation of parole law, as well as for failure to pay maintenance.
“Sometimes small things lead to big. (…) In this case, we confiscated enough fentanyl to kill over 100,000 people,” said Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly.
Fentanyl – what is it?
Fentanyl is an organic chemical compound and one of the most potent drugs, produced illegally on a small scale. Its overdose is much more likely to be fatal than with heroin and other drugs.
Confiscation of fentanyl at the border with Mexico has increased by almost 200 percent in the last four years, Politico reported.
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