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CCSO seizes enough fentanyl to kill over 19,000 people

Collier County Sheriff's Office
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Posted at 1:38 PM, Mar 29, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-29 13:39:19-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies from the Collier County Sheriff's Office seized enough fentanyl to wipe out a small community during a traffic stop Tuesday night.

Deputies arrested 27-year-old, Erik Santana, and charged him with fentanyl trafficking.

A deputy spotted Santana driving in Immokalee around 7:30 p.m. that's when deputies conducted a traffic stop and arrested Santana for driving without a license.

A vehicle search turned up 38.57 grams of fentanyl, enough to kill over 19 thousand people, roughly the size of the City of Naples.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says 1 kilogram of fentanyl can potentially kill 500,000 people. Just 2 milligrams of fentanyl, is considered a potentially deadly dose.