A Florida woman is behind bars after a search warrant and investigation resulted in investigators finding enough fentanyl to kill hundreds of people.
“Our team remains steadfast in removing lethal narcotics and dangerous poison peddlers off the streets of Lee County,” said Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “This particular instance is no different. Every time we remove drugs from the hands of worthless criminals, we undeniably save lives.”
On October 4, 2023, members of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit responded to a residence on Texas Road, Lehigh Acres, to conduct an investigation.
During the investigation, a residential search warrant was granted and executed on the property.
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While searching the residence, Narcotics detectives located (39) grams of fentanyl within a room, which investigators were able to tie to the suspect, 32-year-old Luciana Urbina.
Probable cause was established, and Urbina was arrested and charged with trafficking in fentanyl; where she currently remains in the Lee County Jail, also known as the “Marceno Motel.”
“I’ve said it before, and I will say it again; if you push narcotics on our streets, I have cozy accommodations for you here at The Motel. You can’t hide from us for long… we WILL find you and bring you to justice,” stated Sheriff Marceno.
Thirty-nine grams of fentanyl is a lethal dose for hundreds of people. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. It is used in medical settings to treat severe pain, but it is also illegally manufactured and distributed as a street drug.
Fentanyl is often mixed with other drugs, such as heroin and cocaine, to increase the potency of the drug. This can be very dangerous, as users may not be aware of how much fentanyl they are consuming.
Even a small amount of fentanyl can be fatal. The lethal dose of fentanyl varies depending on the person’s body size, tolerance, and past usage. However, as little as 2 milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal for most people.
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