Officials say that they seized enough fentanyl to kill 26,000 people in a drug bust in Duluth, Minnesota, KARE-TV reports.
Two people, a 35-year-old man and a 29-year-old man, were arrested in the bust, during which officers seized around 80 grams of suspected pure fentanyl, the largest seizure in the state this year.
“Fentanyl is up to 100 times stronger than morphine and only a few grams can kill a person,” said BCA Superintendent Drew Evans. “The drugs seized during this operation would have been enough to kill more than 26,000 people.”
More details into the bust are expected when the two men appear in court within the next few days, officials said.
The bust was conducted in cooperation with the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, the Superior Police Department, and the FBI.