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Officers seize $25 million worth of drugs in Wayne County including enough fentanyl to kill millions

Officers have uncovered $25 million worth of drugs in Wayne County.
(Wayne County Sheriff's Office)

WAYNE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHR) — Officers have uncovered $25 million worth of drugs in Wayne County.

On May 13, 2020, Wayne County officers were working traffic enforcement near a construction zone on I-70 East when an officer noticed a silver Nissan speeding through the marked construction zone.

Flerida Gonzalez (Wayne County Sheriff's Office)

Officers stopped the driver for speeding and while checking the driver's license, identified the woman as Flerida Vianey Burgos Gonzalez. After uncovering drugs during the stop, a police canine discovered about 16 kilograms of fentanyl and five kilograms of heroin along with a small amount of methamphetamine.

A warrant was issued for Gonzalez's arrest and she is facing charges of:

  • Possession with the Intent to Distribute 1 kilogram or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Heroine
  • And 400 Grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl.

Gonzalez is currently booked at Wayne County jail waiting for transfer.

“The drug seizure in this case was the largest in the recent history of Wayne County,” said Wayne County Sheriff Randy Retter. “Although we believe the destination for the drugs was the east coast, drug trafficking organizations such as this pose a great risk to the public safety in our community. Parts of this shipment could have been easily redistributed in this area.” Sheriff Retter went on to say, “All of the officers involved did an excellent job in this investigation. It is another example of our commitment to keep these dangerous drugs off the streets and the great work performed by the officers, even during this pandemic.”

The estimated street value of the drugs would be more than $25 million.

According to the release, the amount of fentanyl was enough kill millions of people.