Ohio police say man arrested for drug trafficking had enough fentanyl to kill 1.5 million people

Ohio police say man arrested for drug trafficking had enough fentanyl to kill 1.5 million people
Edward Figueroa-Benitez (Source: Grove City police)

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.

Drugs seized
Drugs seized (Source: Grove City police)

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.

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