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Authorities seize 1.1 million doses of fentanyl from New York home arrest three

November 2, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Authorities seize 1.1 million doses of fentanyl from New York home arrest three

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Three people were taken into custody when authorities carried out a search warrant at a home in Suffolk County, New York on Friday and seized 725 grams of fentanyl, which is sufficient to produce 1.1 million doses of the lethal drug that’s 50 times more potent than heroin.

Corey Robinson, 24, Thomas Moore, 41, and Daequane Rickenbacker, 25, were taken into custody after a probe was conducted by Suffolk County Narcotics Section investigators. Seventh Precinct Crime Section officers, along with officials from Customs and Border Protection – Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST), Homeland Security John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), the NYPD, and the United States Postal Service, also assisted in the investigation.

Customs officials blocked two packages coming from Hong Kong destined for a home in Mastic Beach, and a search warrant was executed where officers confiscated roughly 725 grams of fentanyl, $7,400 cash, numerous 9mm rounds, two phones, and a Mercedes-Benz, PIX11 reported.

As police approached the home, Moore had a pit bull on a leash in the front and ignored officer’s orders and released the dog, which then ran toward them.

Two rounds were fired that hit the dog, which was treated at an animal hospital.

Robinson and Moore live at the home,. Robinson has been charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance. Moore been charged with the obstruction of governmental administration.

“This seizure stopped one million doses of fentanyl from being used, potentially saving hundreds of thousands of lives,” Suffolk Police Commissioner Tim stated.

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