A lethal dose of heroin next to a lethal dose of fentanyl

A lethal dose of heroin next to a lethal dose of fentanyl

Five Delawareans had been sentenced for their respective roles in a record-breaking fentanyl bust, officials from the United States Department of Justice announced Friday. 

According to the DOJ, five men were charged on February 11, 2016, after being caught at an industrial park on Albe Drive just outside Bear, with 48,800 bags of what was initially believed to be heroin but turned out to be more than a kilogram of fentanyl. 

The following men received the following sentenced: 

  • Abdul Haye, 29, of Newark--109 months (9+ years)
  • Amyra Haye, 30, of Bear--109 months (9+ years)
  • Daniel Haye, 38, of Bear--8 years
  • Julius Williams, 30, of Newark--5 years
  • Cezar Mills, 41, of Bear--2 years

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid magnitudes more potent than heroin. The branding on the product recovered was ultimately linked to two area overdoses. 

The approximate value of the fentanyl recovered was approximately $488,800.

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