A parked SUV, and $2 million worth of drugs found
Pompano Beach, Florida – Did you lose 2 million dollars worth of drugs in your SUV at Broward General North? Police would like to know. After being alerted Sunday to the SUV sitting in the Broward Health North garage, Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives discovered a huge stash of fentanyl.
Fentanyl for those of you who don’t know, is a drug much like heroine, except for the fact that it is 100 times more powerful as a stimulant. This makes South Florida’s growing fentanyl problem just that… a growing one.
What is fentanyl?
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. It is a prescription drug that is also made and used illegally. Like morphine, it is a medicine that is typically used to treat patients with severe pain, especially after surgery. It is also sometimes used to treat patients with chronic pain who are physically tolerant to other opioids. Tolerance occurs when you need a higher and/or more frequent amount of a drug to get the desired effects. *Drug Facts
More than nine kilograms of the drug were found inside a duffel bag in the vehicles trunk in a hidden compartment.
Detectives from BSO’s Organized Crime Division said the drug bust is part of a joint investigation with the Drug Enforcement Administration into a drug trafficking organization in South Florida.
According to other sources, the drug can fetch upwards of $200 a gram in street value.