Fentanyl amount enough to 'take out an entire city' seized by task force; 1 arrested

Fentanyl amount enough to 'take out an entire city' seized by task force; 1 arrested
Roman Garcia (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — An task force investigation into drug trafficking led to the seizure of a large amount of fentanyl and the arrest of a Dayton man Thursday, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

An investigation into suspected trafficking by the sheriff’s office, Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security led investigators to search two homes, Montgomery County Sheriff Rob Streck said in a media release Friday.

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The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force executed the searches and recovered the large amount of fentanyl and three firearms, according to officials.

Roman Garcia, 21, was arrested and is facing charges of possession with intent to distribute 400 or more grams of fentanyl, according to officials. He is listed as an inmate in the Miami County Jail, according to records.

“Fentanyl is the nuclear bomb of drugs and the task force just captured one that could take out an entire city,” Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said in the release. “This is inter-agency cooperation at its best.”

“We take complaints about drug activity and drug dealers very seriously and will conduct investigations to ensure those who make a living selling drugs are put behind bars,” Streck said in the release. “The Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force continues to do an outstanding job—our community is safer as a result.”

Additional details were not available.