Fentanyl Bust Shows Still Work to be Done to End Opioid Epidemic

More than 40 pounds of suspected fentanyl was seized in Ohio.

That amount is enough to kill the state’s population multiple times.

Along with that, a joint task force in Dayton, Ohio also seized methamphetamine, heroin, firearms and more than $30,000.

Three Dayton men were arrested and are facing charges including possession with intent to distribute 400 or more grams of fentanyl.

Republican Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said that much fentanyl amounts to chemical warfare and a weapon of mass destruction.

Grand Traverse County Judge Bob Cooney says there’s a long way to go with the opioid epidemic.

“It’s still coming into the country in large quantities and that’s why families against narcotics is here to help family members and individuals who are going through substance use disorder in our community to find the resources and to find support for the addiction,” said Judge Bob Cooney, the vice president of Grand Traverse Families Against Narcotics.

He says it’s important to break down the stigma and work as a community to fix this on-going problem.