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Opioid arrest in Collier County

Posted at 9:08 PM, Jan 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-27 05:52:08-05

COLLIER COUNTY, FLa. — A man is behind bars Wednesday night after deputies say they found enough fentanyl in his possession to kill over 4,000 people.

Deputies say a tan Kia Optima was going above the speed limit in East Naples last night. When the deputy put his lights on to pull the suspect over, he saw him put his hand out of the window and toss a bag on the road.

22-year-old Giovanni Francois allegedly kept driving after deputies had their lights on. When Francois stopped his car, deputies recovered the items that were thrown out, a loaded 9-millimeter handgun, multiple bags of fentanyl, and four other substances. The suspect is facing drug trafficking and weapon charges.