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Drug bust nets seizure of $2.6 million of heroin, fentanyl in Philadelphia

February 15, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Drug bust nets seizure of $2.6 million of heroin, fentanyl in Philadelphia

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Authorities in Philadelphia have announced a significant drug bust that took place in the Feltonville area of the city, in which federal agents seized $2.6 million worth of heroin and the potent, and often lethal, synthetic opioid fentanyl.

On Tuesday, Attorney General Josh Shapiro revealed the arrests of Cesar Guzman, 24, and Duagermy Sanchez-Rosario, 30, who are facing charges of drug possession, conspiracy, and other offenses.

The two suspects men were dealing the drugs out of a rowhome, ABC6 reported.

“Putting the value of these narcotics aside, the number of drugs we seized would have created 250,000 doses of heroin and fentanyl,” Shapiro told the press. “That’s 250,000 potential death sentences averted.”

Both suspects were taken into custody during a raid Sunday bust after a month-long probe. Authorities also reported locating a gun and other items in the home.

Guzman and Sanchez-Rosario are in custody on $1.5 million bail each.

Officials in Philadelphia indicated that the number of fatal opioid-related overdoses last year is expected to hit 1,200, which is one-third greater than the previous year.

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