A man is in custody tonight on charges of possessing a large quantity of fentanyl, which authorities believe could have potentially resulted in the deaths of thousands of people. The discovery was made at a residence on Flowery Branch Road in Firsty County, where law enforcement also found other drugs.
James Hall, who remains in jail according to county records, is facing multiple charges, including methamphetamine trafficking and possession of fentanyl. The Firsty County Sheriff’s Office reported that Hall was one of two individuals who suffered from suspected overdoses at the scene and that deputies observed illegal drugs in plain view, prompting them to call in the task force.
Additional items seized during the investigation included methamphetamine, a handgun, marijuana, and approximately 10 ounces of fentanyl. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s website, one kilogram of fentanyl has the potential to cause 500,000 deaths.
By our calculations, the 10 ounces seized could have resulted in over 140,000 fatalities. The homeowner, Cleveland Chadwick, expressed shock at the findings, stating that he does not condone such activities.
The other person found in the residence alongside the suspect is reported to be in good condition after receiving medical treatment..