Massive drug bust: Northern California authorities recover over 92 pounds of illicit fentanyl

'This is a glimpse of the fentanyl epidemic.'

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Sunday, April 24, 2022
Alameda Co. recovers more than 92 pounds of fentanyl in East Bay
The Alameda County Sheriff's office announced on Saturday it recovered 92.5 pounds of fentanyl in Oakland and Hayward.

ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif. -- Authorities in Northern California's Alameda County said on Saturday they have recovered 92.5 pounds of fentanyl and two illegal firearms.

The county's Narcotics Task Force conducted a search warrant in Oakland and Hayward on Friday, and detectives with the sheriff's office found a manufacturing lab.

Authorities arrested one suspect while another is currently outstanding, according to an email to our sister station KGO-TV on Saturday.

Sheriff's deputies say the 92.58 pounds of illicit Fentanyl equals about 42,000 grams "that were headed for the streets of the Bay Area." The agency added: "This is a glimpse of the fentanyl epidemic."

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