Nebraska Troopers Seize Enough Fentanyl To Kill 26 Million Americans

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, 118 pounds of narcotics were seized by troopers in April, which overnight were confirmed by the NSP Crime Lab as fentanyl. This is the not just the largest seizure of Fentanyl in Nebraska history, but, also the largest ever in the United States — enough to kill more than 26 million people.

On Thursday, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts publicly announced the record-breaking bust and praised the work of the troopers who were responsible for the seizure.

Authorities seized the fentanyl during a traffic stop on Thursday, April 26, when troopers became suspicious of a 2013 Freightliner truck-tractor and semi-trailer driving on the shoulder near mile marker 280. Troopers searched the vehicle and discovered a secret compartment located in the empty trailer. On May 01, Nebraska State Patrol said, “the compartment contained 42 foil-wrapped packages containing 73 pounds of cocaine and 44 pounds of an unknown powder suspected to be fentanyl.”

Narcotics found in a secret compartment of the empty trailer. (Source: Nebraska State Patrol) 

At first, troopers thought they uncovered mostly cocaine — probably headed to some trading desk on Wall Street - but further analysis showed it was pure fentanyl, and most likely headed to rust belt cities.

Due to search and seizure protocols, troopers did not conduct a field test due to “the dangerous nature of the substance.” Fentanyl can be 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin and 50 to 100 times more deadly than morphine, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The truck operator, Felipe Genao-Minaya, 46, and passenger, Nelson Nunez, 52, both from New Jersey were arrested for possession of narcotics with intent to deliver, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. The men were booked at the Buffalo County Jail and are being held on a $100,000 bond.

While Nebraska State Patrol made a record fentanyl seizure and saved all levels of government millions of dollars in expenses regarding future opioid overdoses, the Federal Reserve Board’s latest Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households discovered early this week that one out of five Americans say they know someone addicted to fentanyl, heroin, opioids, and or prescription painkillers.

“This year’s survey finds that rising levels of employment are translating into improved financial conditions for many but not all Americans, with one third now reporting they are living comfortably and another 40 percent reporting they are doing ok financially,” said Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard.

“Even with the improvement in financial outlook, however, 40 percent still say they cannot cover a $400 emergency expense, or would do so by borrowing or selling something. We learned that about one in five adults knows someone with addiction to opioids or painkillers; whites are about twice as likely to have such exposure as blacks and Hispanics; and exposure does not vary much by education level or by local economic conditions,” Brainard added.

National Overdose Deaths, 2000 to 2016

Among the more than 64,000 drug overdose deaths estimated in 2016, the sharpest increase occurred among deaths related to fentanyl and fentanyl analogs (synthetic opioids) with over 20,000 overdose deaths. (Source: CDC)

Drug overdoses have killed more Americans in 2016 than the Vietnam War.

While authorities in Nebraska have thwarted a Fentanyl bomb from detonating from coast to coast, America’s opioid crisis is far from over as the drug overdose mayhem continues to ravage the country, killing more Americans than perished during the Vietnam war.

Comments

any_mouse espirit Sat, 05/26/2018 - 04:48 Permalink

Were they driving on the shoulder to attract attention?

An empty trailer without any load to cover the secret compartment?

An early Christmas gift for Nebraska State Patrol? Winning the War on Drugs!

Yup, that's just the way I'd smuggle drugs on the interstate.

Then again, I'm just smart enough to not transport illegal drugs any where.

Use a self driving truck. No body in the driver's compartment to racial profile.

A slight issue with running into fire trucks and traffic barriers. I think a self driver would stay in the driving lanes, except at night on a curvy road without clearly defined lane markings.

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brushhog Chris2 Sat, 05/26/2018 - 08:41 Permalink

In my small rural community I have noticed an outbreak of bizarre criminality. We had a murder two towns over, an armed robbery just last year, a drug ring bust in the next town, a crazed drugged out guy who wondered into a store babbling and had to be taken out by police, and a man armed with a shotgun tried to enter a local home here just last week.

When I moved here about ten years ago literally NOTHING ever happened here. There hadnt been a murder here since the 1980s and nobody locked their doors. Cop told me a wave of opiods has hit the area in the past two years.

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STP espirit Sat, 05/26/2018 - 13:04 Permalink

If you really want to read something very, very similar read Lee Child`s novel, "Midnight line".   Lee's, Jack Reacher novels are pretty damn good, but Midnight Line almost exactly predicts this very subject.  His novels get thousands of 4.5 Star ratings on Amazon.

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Sudden Debt Uncle Sugar Sat, 05/26/2018 - 08:51 Permalink

1 in 5 Americans know somebody addicted to opiates...ehe... nice...

 

First they legalise weed to get every idiot into using low level drugs and then nobody can figure out why o why so many get addicted to about every opiate invented.

 

The problem in America is that about 90% of the population is dumb as shit and can't put 1 and 2 together.

If you smack your fact into a wall, you will eventually feel the pain.

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SilverDOG Sudden Debt Sat, 05/26/2018 - 13:57 Permalink

Marijuana and entry level recreational drug...

BWaah haaaa haaaa !!

Have you referenced any other legalized country's stats ?

I think not.

Look at Colorado, "Rocky Mountain Hiiigghhh... not the crime rate"

Christ, even free needles and legalized heroin reduces users and crime.

Like ten commandment bullshit(the preaching part) tell 'em NO, and away they GO !

Control of money is 100% reason, laundered through the destruction of USA.

Just like the devious, debt ridden, narcissistic, sociopathic, f-ing Brits did to China.

"Money money money mooonney, MONEY !"

"To think otherwise, would be uncivilized"

 

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VoteSmarts WatchnSee Sat, 05/26/2018 - 10:13 Permalink

I'm so sorry for your loss or worry, as applies. What I find *curious is a number of dots to potentially conect, to wit:

1. China supplies Many generic prescriptions

2. China and USA have Serious trade imbalance

3. Last I knew, China runs the shipyards in SoCal/ Long Beach

4. China is reputed main *supplier of fentanyl

5. @PotUS is working to close the porous southern USA border

6. see-eye-a has decades-long *interest in drugs

7. government pikers want to grow their agencies

8. etc; more co-inkydinks to include

9. NWO, sheeple

10. G-d's rules Always apply;-)

 

> Silver lining is Not the same as pie-in-the-sky unrealistic optimism.

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Oxbo Rene Overfed Sat, 05/26/2018 - 22:18 Permalink

When I was in Bangkok  back in 1968 I used to go into any pharmacy and buy

a small bottle of speed pills that made me feel great (two in the morning).

The label on the pill bottle said "Methedrine" mfg'd in London England.

Them was the days, I even made friends with my worst enemy doing that

stuff. It was an awesome smooth high without getting ya fuked up .....

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Jballsquared bamawatson Fri, 05/25/2018 - 23:07 Permalink

It’s enough fentanyl to get a billion chickens really high. 

It would also get 26 million Americans really high if the cops didn’t steal it. 

God forbid Americans get high on a non-alcoholic alternative. They’d all die. 

In related news, I saw enough whiskey at the liquor store today to kill 375 Americans.

stupid fucking headline  

 

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