Enough Fentanyl to Kill an Entire City of Naples, Sheriff Praises Detectives after Drug Bust

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NAPLES, FL – A search warrant raid at a Collier County home yielded enough fentanyl to kill 26,000 people, according to Suffolk County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk. Sheriff Rambosk credited the detective work of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office narcotics division.

“Our detectives put their lives on the line every day to keep our community safe,” Sheriff Rambosk said. “They are dealing with dangerous and violent offenders who are often armed. Thanks to them, the drugs they recovered will never see the streets of Collier County.”

Detectives with the Vice and Narcotics Bureau and Criminal Investigation Division obtained a search warrant for 4375 22nd Place S.W. following an investigation.

“Detectives found fentanyl weighing 53.2 grams, enough to kill 26,600 people. To put that into perspective, the City of Naples has a year-round population of around 22,000 people,” Rambosk said. “Fentanyl is a powerful opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin, and a dose as small as a quarter of a milligram can be fatal.”