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DINT Arrests Drug Traffickers in Roseburg With 6.6 Lbs of Fentanyl and Tranq

1:59 AM · Apr 8, 2023

Detectives with the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) arrested two Honduran men in the early morning hours of April 6th, 2023. Detectives have been investigating this organization for some time and have developed information indicating they are involved with large scale drug trafficking crimes. Detectives contacted the individuals as they were sitting in their vehicle in the parking lot of a business in the 700 block of NW Garden Valley Blvd in Roseburg, at approximately 2:45 AM on Thursday morning. The individuals had just arrived in the area from California. Both individuals were detained, pending application for a search warrant for their vehicle. Detectives obtained the search warrant and upon searching the vehicle found a huge amount of both methamphetamine and fentanyl, including a large amount of suspected carfentanil. As many know at this point, Fentanyl is a dangerous synthetic opioid that is the dominant drug of choice among opiate addicts today. Fentanyl has been the driving factor in the astronomical rise in overdose cases across our country, including here in Douglas County. Fentanyl is estimated to be 50 times more potent than heroin. Carfentanil is a fentanyl analog, but is estimated to be 100 times more potent than fentanyl. Carfentanil is used in the veterinary industry, usually on very large mammals such as elephants. Carfentanil is odorless and tasteless, and is often cut into other drugs like fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin. The dangers of such a drug cannot be overstated. In the suspects' vehicle, detectives found the following: Approximately 1,614 grams (3.5 pounds) of suspected methamphetamine. Approximately 2,000 grams (2 kilos or 4.4 lbs) of suspected fentanyl. Approximately 1,000 grams (1 kilo or 2.2 lbs) of suspected carfentanil. Assorted drug paraphernalia. 32 year old Jorge Alvarenga, and 26 year old Daniel Mendoza-Archaga were both lodged in the Douglas County jail on the following charges: Unlawful Possession, Manufacture, and Delivery of Methamphetamine Unlawful Possession, Manufacture, and Delivery of a Controlled Substance Schedule II The DINT team is a multi-jurisdictional narcotics task force that identifies, disrupts, and dismantles local, multi-state, and international drug trafficking organizations using an intelligence-driven, multi-agency prosecutor-supported approach. DINT is supported by the Oregon-Idaho High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) and is composed of members from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Roseburg Police Department, Oregon State Police, Bureau of Land Management, and the Douglas County District Attorney's Office. The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA program is an Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) sponsored counterdrug grant program that coordinates with and provides funding resources to multi-agency drug enforcement initiatives, including DINT. Via DINT How many possible lethal doses in: 2.2 pounds of carfentanil To determine how many possible lethal doses of carfentanil could be in 2.2 pounds, we can use the following calculations: Convert 2.2 pounds to micrograms: 2.2 pounds * 453,592,000 micrograms/pound ≈ 997,903,200 micrograms Divide the total micrograms by the estimated lethal dose (20 micrograms): 997,903,200 micrograms / 20 micrograms/lethal dose ≈ 49,895,160 lethal doses So, approximately 49,895,160 potential lethal doses of carfentanil could be present in 2.2 pounds of the substance. It is important to note that this is a rough estimation and that the actual number of lethal doses may vary depending on individual factors such as body weight, tolerance, and sensitivity to the drug. How many possible lethal doses in: 4.4 pounds of fentanyl To calculate how many potential lethal doses of fentanyl could be in 4.4 pounds, we can use the following steps: Convert 4.4 pounds to micrograms: 4.4 pounds * 453,592,000 micrograms/pound ≈ 1,995,806,400 micrograms The estimated lethal dose of fentanyl varies depending on individual factors, but a common estimate is around 2 milligrams (2,000 micrograms) for a non-tolerant individual. Divide the total micrograms by the estimated lethal dose (2,000 micrograms): 1,995,806,400 micrograms / 2,000 micrograms/lethal dose ≈ 997,903 lethal doses So, approximately 997,903 potential lethal doses of fentanyl could be present in 4.4 pounds of the substance. Keep in mind that this is a rough estimation, and the actual number of lethal doses may vary depending on individual factors such as body weight, tolerance, and sensitivity to the drug. For more on carfentanil - https://www.justice.gov/usao-edky/file/898991/download For more on fentanyl - https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_chem_info/fentanyl.pdf

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