Federal authorities in San Diego say they have seized one of the largest loads ever in the U.S. of the potent synthetic opiate Fentanyl. (AP)
SAN DIEGO – Federal authorities in San Diego say they have seized one of the largest loads ever in the U.S. of the potent synthetic opiate Fentanyl.
An indictment unsealed Monday says federal drug agents seized over 97 pounds of the drug, most of it from a house in San Diego.
A U.S. attorney's statement says the drug is so powerful that the amount represents millions of lethal doses. Drug traffickers use it to strengthen heroin or make counterfeit painkiller pills.
Three people, Jonathan Ibarra, Hector Fernando Garcia and Anna Baker, were indicted for possession of the drug with intent to distribute.
Court papers say the defendants discussed having Baker smuggle the drugs on three separate trips. In November, agents stopped Baker's rented vehicle and found some of the fentanyl, then discovered the rest in a search of her house.
Not sure how many doses, fent potency is overstated a lot of times. And you also have a bunch of analogues out there that outnumber and are cheaper than OG fent with a little lower potency. For someone with a decent H habit, you can figure on them doing 1 to 1.2mg fentanyl at a time, and with the hl being so short they will be doing it about 20 times a day. Overall bad news, fent is awesome for a short while but pretty soon nothing else will touch you and w/d are like the 7 circles of hell.
I know a buddy who loves the fents and ordered 100mg carfentanil. His scale wasnt mcg accurate but he said he figured his doses started out around 20mcg in the beginning and had him floored... so while extremely potent, nothing like the crazy nanogram estimates some places would have you believe. The w/d were apparently very strange and this isnt surprising to me. Id very much expect these ultra potent opioids to have super weird withdrawals and other strange side effects. Not a pharmacologist, but certainly with such increased mu potency and affinity, kappa and delta receptor potency and affinity will also be way high so..
Expect to see the usual suspects in CDS, CJNG, etc investing in fentanyl production