Martin County Sheriff’s Office seizes largest fentanyl load in county’s history

Jeffry Ezequiel Gonzalez-Ortiz, 30, Yelson Daniel Alvarez-Ortiz, 26 and Carlos Antonio Almonte-Melo, 36, face 25 years in prison.

Three men from New York were arrested Wednesday after, deputies say, they transported 10,000 fentanyl pills with a street value of $300,000.

“When I walked up to that car and saw that bag, which turned out to be two-and-a-half pounds, I was absolutely flabbergasted,” Martin County Sheriff William D. Snyder said during a news conference Thursday. “Every one of those pills had the potential to kill who ever took them.”

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