DEA: Enough fentanyl to kill 2 million people seized in New York home

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A big drug bust was conducted in New York State.

Authorities say they found a combined 11 kilos of heroin and fentanyl. There was enough fentanyl to kill millions of people.

“I think they came into a quiet neighborhood and just figured this might be a safe place for them, but I guess not,” a neighbor said.

A fentanyl and heroin mill uncovered operating in a quiet Ardsley neighborhood Friday morning.

The DEA’s Tactical Diversion Squad and the Greenburgh Task Force executed a search warrant at a home on Euclid Avenue.

Inside, investigators say they found 6 kilos of heroin and 5 kilos of fentanyl.

The fentanyl alone has enough potency to kill nearly two million people.

“It’s shocking, it’s shocking and kind of scary and awful all at the same time.”

Five people are now in custody and are facing charges ranging from conspiracy and possession of heroin and fentanyl to resisting arrest.

Three of the suspects – Braulio Mata, Jose Garcia, and Yarly Mendoza-Delorbe lived at the house.

“I have been here for 11 years, nothing like that ever happened before.”

Neighbors say they didn’t know their neighbors well but say they began renting the house a few months ago.

One resident said they did notice a lot of cars and coming and going– but never suspected a large drug mill was operating on their street.

“I think that it’s very unfortunate that it does, it happened in such a quiet neighborhood here in Ardsley.”

Authorities say a quick and efficient investigation led to the arrests.

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