CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A New York man is facing four felony charges in Ohio after being arrested with approximately $1.2 million worth of fentanyl.
Edward Figueroa-Benitez was found in November 2019 by police lying unconscious in a Grove City hotel bathtub after he failed to check out of his room.
Police seized three kilograms of fentanyl during the 47-year-old man’s arrest.
According to investigators, the amount of fentanyl seized from Figueroa-Benitez is enough to kill approximately 1.5 million people, or roughly the amount of residents in Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati combined.
Figueroa-Benitez was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on four charges, including two counts each of possessing drugs and trafficking drugs. He is currently being held at the Franklin County Jail on $1 million bond.