Two men have been hit with several felony charges in Southern California, after police say they found enough fentanyl to kill 4.7 million people … in one of the largest busts the county has seen in 16 years.
You read that right. Police arrested 36-year-old Edgar Alfonso Lamas and 53-year-old Carlos Raygozaparedes … after authorities found 821 lbs of meth, nearly 190 pounds of cocaine and 20.5 pounds of fentanyl pills inside a minivan pulling out from an Orange County, CA home.
As little as 2 milligrams of fentanyl is a lethal dose. The Orange County DA previously warned it would be cracking down on drug dealers … even saying murder charges would be on the table in cases involving drugs like fentanyl that all too often result in a person’s death.
Both guys now face a list of felony drug charges and a max sentence of 37 years and 4 months, if convicted.
They’ve both pleaded not guilty and remain in custody, on a $5 mil bail.
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