Drug Cartel Traffickers Caught With Enough Fentanyl To Kill 500,000 People In NC
FORSYTH COUNTY, NC - On November 23, the Forsyth County Drug Task Force (FCDTF) arrested Juventino Sanches Castellanos, 39, and Alvaro Chavez-Aguilar, 44, following a traffic stop.
FOX 8 News reported:
On Nov. 23, detectives were given information that indicated that a “Mexico-based drug trafficking organization” was distributing large quantities of cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine within Forsyth County, according to a press release.
Detectives discovered two kilograms of cocaine, two pounds of crystal methamphetamine and a kilogram of fentanyl, inside the suspects’ vehicle.
The drugs have a street value of $576,750, according to police.
Castellanos has been charged with felony trafficking cocaine by possession, felony trafficking cocaine by transport, felony trafficking heroin by possession, felony trafficking heroin by transport, felony trafficking methamphetamines by possession, felony trafficking methamphetamines by transport and felony maintaining a vehicle for use, keeping, or selling of a controlled substance. He is currently being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center on $5 million bail.
Chavez-Aguilar has been charged with felony trafficking cocaine by possession, felony trafficking heroin by possession and felony trafficking methamphetamines by possession. He is currently being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center on $2.5 million bail.
One kilogram of Fentanyl is enough to kill 500,000 people, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).