Florida: Hispanic arrested with fentanyl in his car capable of killing 40,000 people

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  • Florida: Hispanic had fentanyl in his car capable of killing 40,000 people
  • Police found heroin, cocaine, oxycodone, xanax, THC and a gun
  • They discovered more than 120 thousand dollars in drugs

The policeman of Highlands County, central Florida, seized a shipment of various drugs from a Hispanic motorist, including the potent pain reliever fentanyl and in an amount capable of killing nearly 40,000 people, according to the sheriff’s office.

An agent stopped Rubén Ramírez-Rivera, 40, because the car he was driving was missing a light, when he was driving through the city of Avon Park last Sunday.

When the agent was speaking with the driver and reviewing his documents, another agent approached with a police dog who quickly detected the presence of drugs in the vehicle, so they proceeded to search it.

Based on what was found, Ramírez-Rivera’s car was like a drug “supermarket”.

Police found 554 grams of heroin, 450 grams of cocaine, 99.6 grams of the opioid fentanyl, 975 oxycodone pills, 107 Xanax pills, 90 vapers with THC (the active component of cannabis) and a loaded firearm.

“A dose of 2 to 3 milligrams of fentanyl is considered fatal for one person, so there was enough drug for 40,000 people using a dose of 2.5 milligrams,” the county sheriff’s office said in a statement released Monday by the agency. Eph.

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The total value of all the seized drugs is $ 120,000, of which $ 15,000 corresponds to fentanyl, according to the statement. The driver was arrested and charged with 11 counts of drug trafficking, possession of weapons in the commission of a crime and others.

Ramírez-Rivera is incarcerated in the county jail without the right to a bond due to the amount of narcotics he had with him.

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According to the news network Fox, the officers who detained him called this event “one of the largest drug seizures in recent times.”

The events occurred in Highlands County, Florida, around 7:40 p.m. on Sunday.

According to the same medium, the car he was driving Ruben Ramirez-Rivera It was a Ford Focus, which, as mentioned, moved without a taillight, which attracted the attention of the agents.

According to Fox Network, Sheriff Paul Blackman said in a statement: “I am very proud of the work done by the officers involved in this arrest.”

“Getting this amount of drugs off the street is a great achievement, and our county is safer because of it,” added the official.

Rubén Ramírez-Rivera, the Hispanic man arrested, according to ABC is now accused by trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in oxycodone, trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of opium or a derivative (fentanyl) with the intent to sell / deliver, possession of a Schedule III or IV drug with the intent to sell / surrender, possession of heroin with the intent to sell / deliver, possession of cocaine with the intent to sell / deliver, serious possession of marijuana, possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony of the first degree, possession of drug equipment.

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According to the site official from the US National Institute on Drug Abuse NIDA “Fentanyl is a strong synthetic opioid similar to morphine, but 50 to 100 times more potent.”

This drug is prescribed, although it is also sometimes used illegally. “Like morphine, it is generally prescribed for patients with severe pain, especially after surgery.”

The portal also points out that “Sometimes it is also used to treat patients who suffer from chronic pain and have physical tolerance to other opioids, tolerance occurs when it is necessary to consume more and more of a drug or consume it more frequently to achieve the desired effect ”.

It can be administered in different ways: “When prescribed by a doctor, fentanyl can be administered in injectable form, in the form of a patch that is placed on the skin, or in the form of pills that the patient dissolves in the mouth as if they were pills. for cough ”.

Finally, the National Institute of Drug Abuse of the United States (NIDA, for its acronym in English) points out that the effects of such opioid are: extreme happiness, lethargy, nausea, confusion, constipation, sedation, breathing problems and loss of breath. knowledge.

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