Over 40 pounds of fentanyl seized in Dayton, ‘enough to kill entire population of Ohio’: officials


Three men were arrested in Dayton last week after authorities seized over 40 pounds of fentanyl, which state officials said is enough to “kill the entire population of Ohio, many times over.”

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Montgomery County Sheriff Rob Streck, Federal Bureau of Investigations Acting Special Agent in Charge Joseph Deters and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Vance Callender announced the drug bust last week.

Officials said Shamar Davis, 31, Anthony Franklin, 30 and Grady Jackson, 37, of Dayton were all arrested as part of the investigation. All three men are facing charges of possession with intent to distribute 400 or more grams of fentanyl and felon in possession of a firearm.

“These illegal drugs ruin lives, destroys families, fuels violence, drives up property crime, and wrecks neighborhoods. Anyone associated with it—especially those who sell and traffic it—are doing violence to people and causing harm in our communities,” said Sheriff Rob Streck. “We are proud of the teamwork on this investigation. With the help from our partner agencies, we were all able to take dangerous drug dealers off the streets.”

The three men were arrested after authorities found evidence that they were allegedly involved in narcotics trafficking.

As part of the investigation, agents seized over 40 pounds of suspected fentanyl, 1500 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 500 grams of suspected heroin, 3 firearms and over $30,000.

“The quantity of fentanyl in this case amounts to chemical warfare and a weapon of mass destruction,” Yost said. “I applaud the work of our task force and our law enforcement partners – this is an enormous amount of deadly drugs that will no longer be on our streets.”

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