Fentanyl seizure at NC hotel had enough doses to kill 625,000 people – KIRO 7 News Seattle

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina — North Carolina police seized 2.76 pounds of suspected fentanyl during an arrest Thursday, an amount authorities say is equivalent to more than 625,000 lethal doses of the potent drug.

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According to A press release from the Asheville Police Department, the seizure was the “largest fentanyl seizure in Buncombe County history”.

Police arrested Jonathan Maurice Logan Jr., 33, of Candler, on Citizens of Asheville Time reported. He was charged with trafficking opium or heroin by possession, trafficking methamphetamine by possession, possession with intent to sell or deliver fentanyl, possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine, maintenance of controlled substance housing and possession of drug paraphernalia, police wrote. in the Press release.

Logan is being held in the Buncombe County Detention Center on $500,000 guaranteed bond, WLOS TV reported.

Asheville Police Chief David Zack said officers were tipped off in part through an app used to report crimes, the Citizens time reported.

Police seized the fentanyl, 398.11 grams of methamphetamine and $10,976 in cash, the news release said.

According to Citizens time.

An affidavit of arrest said police also found a digital scale with a “white powder substance”, bags for storing drugs, a brick press and a blender.

“After receiving information about Logan’s involvement in selling drugs in Asheville, including tips from the Tip411 app, our officers were able to use this information to make the arrest,” Zack said in a statement. communicated. “This is a major drug arrest that takes a large amount of this deadly drug off our streets, thanks in large part to the support we receive from the community sharing your advice.”

According to United States Drug Enforcement Administration, fentanyl is a schedule II controlled substance that is similar to morphine, but about 100 times more potent. The DEA added that 2 milligrams of fentanyl can be fatal depending on a person’s size, tolerance and past use.

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