$500K, 1 kilogram of fentanyl seized in Cincinnati investigation

$500K, 1 kilogram of fentanyl seized in Cincinnati investigation
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CINCINNATI — More than $500,000 and one kilogram of fentanyl was seized in southwestern Ohio following an investigation.

“Drug traffickers aren’t staying at home during the pandemic – they are out actively working to smuggle deadly drugs into our communities,” said Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. “This interdiction shows the relentless perseverance our task forces and law enforcement partners have to keep these drugs off our streets.”

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The Ohio Bulk Smuggling-Major Drug Interdiction Task Force arrested Derrick Ferris, 44, of Cincinnati and Jose Antonio Garcia, 22, of Lynwood, California. Both have been charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl.

Ferris has been a fugitive from justice since 2015.

Ferris and Garcia were arrested after gathering evidence which indicted they were allegedly involved in narcotics trafficking.