Ohio drug bust seizes enough fentanyl to kill nearly 5 million people

Alvaro Gasca-Cardoso, Salatiel Ramos-Rajos and Alexis Zazueta-Soto. (Franklin County Jail)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) – Federal agents arrested four men in south Columbus, who allegedly had enough fentanyl to kill close to half of the state's population.

Alvaro Gasca-Cardoso, Salatiel Ramos-Rajos, Tomas Sandoval, and Alexis Zazueta-Soto have been charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, methamphetamine and heroin.

A search warrant served at a home on South Napoleon Avenue resulted in a DEA task force seizing 10 kilograms of fentanyl, one kilogram of meth and 10 ounces of heroin.

All four suspects are scheduled to appear in federal court Wednesday afternoon.

Experts say just two milligrams of fentanyl is enough to kill an average adult.

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