Deputy dog searching man’s truck finds enough fentanyl to kill 3,050 people

Deputies arrested Cntory Phil Posada on Tuesday in Monroe County. (MCSO)

MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – Deputies reported Wednesday in the Florida Keys that Monroe Sheriff’s Office dog deputy Coral found enough fentanyl to kill about 3,050 people.

Coral found the 6.1 grams of the synthetic opioid inside of the Dodge Ram that Cntory Phil Posada, of Big Coppitt Key, was driving on Tuesday night, according to deputies.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration considers two milligrams of fentanyl to be a potentially lethal dose depending on a user’s body size and tolerance.

Deputies stopped Posada, 41, for following other drivers too close at about 7:30 p.m. in the Little Torch Key area, at mile marker 29 along the Overseas Highway.

Deputies arrested Posada and he was facing a trafficking charge. Records show his bond was set at $50,000.


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