Saturday, April 8, 2017

10 kilos of Fentanyl seized in Nashville

About $13 million worth of fentanyl was seized in a traffic stop in Nashville on April 4th. Richardo Gomez Jr., 26, and Kristian Torres, 22, were arrested.

During the traffic stop, a Drug Task Force agent allegedly discovered the fentanyl. Officials said this was one of the largest busts of the drug in the history of Tennessee.

Kristian Torres

Richardo Gomez Jr.
"One kilo of Fentanyl can produce between 16 and 24 kilos of derivative drugs, ultimately yielding profits of $ 1.3 million after it’s sold on the street,” said a DEA spokesman. Interstate 40 is a popular route for drug traffickers. “There are only two main routes to get drugs from Mexico to the northeast and to the Midwest and both routes come through Texas and then most come through Tennessee.”

“We just took off the street enough fentanyl to kill every man, woman and child in Tennessee, and quite possibly all the dogs and cats for good measure,”