Police who busted a fentanyl ring in Columbus, Ohio found enough of the drug to kill the population of the entire city, prosecutors told Fox News.
Investigators ended up finding 4.5 pounds of fentanyl in a drug bust in October, which could have wiped out the city of about 800,000 residents.
But that’s not even close to what was found in the Ohio capital the following month when police seized 20 pounds of pure fentanyl.
“So it would probably be enough to kill all, the entire population in the state of Ohio,” Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said.
“Two or three milligrams of fentanyl is not much more than five or six small grains of salt,” O’Brien said.
But the epidemic goes beyond Ohio. Some of the major opioid busts this year could have killed the entire populations of several states.