Friday, August 4, 2017

40 pounds of fentanyl seized in New York bust

Officials are describing the seizure of nearly 40 pounds of fentanyl in the Bronx as the largest fentanyl bust in New York history. Colorado resident Carlos Ramirez, 25, was arrested June 19 after a narcotics investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration uncovered a massive amount of the synthetic opioid near his hotel room.
Officials say the seizure -- the largest to date by the DEA's New York division -- could have yielded over seven million lethal doses.

Based on the lab results, Ramirez's bail was increased from $50,000 to $200,000 -- a move his lawyer Howard Greenberg called "the biggest crock of shit in the history of fentanyl." "It's just another example of how the special narcotics Nazis throw their weight around in courtrooms in Manhattan seeking gratuitous bail increases"