Federal drug charges expected from seizure of 4.4 pounds of fentanyl in Dayton home

DAYTON — Federal drug charges are expected stemming from a Montgomery County task force search of a home in Dayton and the arrest of a 52-year-old man there this week.

The Montgomery County R.A.N.G.E Task Force executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Andrews Street on Tuesday.

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Detectives located two kilos (4.4 pounds) of suspected pure fentanyl, according to Montgomery County Sheriff Rob Streck.

The 52-year-old arrested, Macoy Gonzalez, remains in the Montgomery County Jail.

“When we get these kind of drug busts, you know, it is a big dent for the amount of overdoses that we have in our community,” Streck said.

“Unfortunately, we’re still having way too many overdoses, the pandemic kind of took the overdoses out of people’s minds. But we’re still every year in the three-hundreds for our loved ones that are dying from from this poison coming into our country.”

One kilo can kill up to 500,000 people, Streck said.

“It is just a drug that a few crystals can take someone’s life within seconds. So that’s why it’s so important to get it off the streets,” he said.

Gonzalez has not been formally charged. Charges are expected to be presented to federal prosecutors Thursday afternoon, Streck said.

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