California man, 60, is accused of possessing enough fentanyl to kill 12 MILLION people, as police seize 24 kg of powder and pills worth $ 250,000
- Alfonso Gomez-Santana, 60, of Fullerton, was charged with three counts of being caught with 24 kilos of fentanyl
- He was also found in possession of $ 250,000 in fentanyl pills and 122 grams of methamphetamine
- A lethal dose of fentanyl can be ‘as little as 2 milligrams’,’ the DA’s Office said
- He was arrested Wednesday by the California Highway Patrol and officers found four pounds of the drug in his car and they later searched his home.
- He was taken to Theo Lacy Facility on a $ 3.01 million bond and faces up to six years and eight months in prison
IN California man was accused of possessing enough fentanyl to kill 12million people.
Alfonso Gomez-Santana, 60, of Fullerton, was charged with a felony count of selling or transporting a controlled substance and two felony counts of possession of sale with intent to sell on Friday.
Santana was found with four pounds in his car and 20 pounds in his home, as well as $ 250,000 worth of fentanyl pills and 122 grams of methamphetamine, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. statement.
A lethal dose of fentanyl can be ‘as little as 2 milligrams’,’ the DA’s Office said.
The suspected drug dealer was overtaken by the California Highway Patrol near South Lemon Street and Orangethorpe Avenue on Wednesday and taken to Theo Lacy Facility in Orange County for a bail of $ 3.01 million.
If convicted, Santana will serve up to six years and nine months in the Orange County Jail.
Alfonso Gomez-Santana, 60, of Fullerton, was found with 24 pounds of fentanyl as well as $ 250,000 in fentanyl pills and 122 grams of methamphetamine (photo)
“It’s unknowingly that someone who has the potential to kill 12 million people but has been in prison for a handful of years,” said DA Todd Spitzer.
‘Fentanyl is a national epidemic that killed more than 100,000 Americans last year and it will not stop unless we have the tools as prosecutors to hold these drug dealers and drug manufacturers responsible for killing to death.’
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spritzer mocked the maximum sentence Santana could receive is six years and nine months in prison, saying: ‘It is unconscious that anyone who has the ability to kill 12 million people but has a handful of years in prison.
By 2020, nearly 4,000 Californians died of fentanyl-related deaths. 2021 data are not yet available.
Spitzer also warned parents to be careful about their children, saying they ‘need to understand that one day they will run into their children’s bedroom and find her dead, because her children thought they were experimenting with recreational drugs. ‘
He said, however, that he was trying to panic, but that was the state of ‘reality’ as ‘we are not starting to intensify penalties for drug dealers.’
In November, Orange County drug dealers, manufacturers and distributors warned they could face murder charges if someone died at one of their deals.
Santana is due to return to court on July 5.
Santana is currently housed at Theo Lacy Facility on a $ 3.01 million deposit
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