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California police announced a “massive” fentanyl bust Saturday morning that recovered 92.5 pounds of illegal fentanyl.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office posted the message on Twitter, stating that its office and the Narcotics Task Force recovered the 42,000 grams of illegal fentanyl in Oakland and Hayward.
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The sheriff’s office said the fentanyl was heading towards the streets of the Bay Area.
“MASSIVE FENTANYL BUST: ACSO detectives and their partners at the Narcotics Task Force found 92.5 pounds of illegal fentanyl at locations in Oakland and Hayward. That’s 42,000 grams heading toward the streets of the Bay Area. This is a glimpse of the fentanyl epidemic “, tweeted the sheriff’s office.
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The amount of illegal fentanyl had the potential to kill over 20 million people, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Drug dealers have mixed fentanyl with several other drugs, including heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine, according to the DEA, increasing the likelihood of death.