A 32-year-old man was charged Thursday, Dec. 1, in connection with a massive drug seizure at a Los Angeles County home that included six kilograms of suspected powder fentanyl and more than 250,000 suspected fentanyl pills.
In addition to the fentanyl, more than 5.5 pounds of tar heroin, 10 kilograms of powder cocaine and 6,000 suspected ecstasy pills containing fentanyl were seized on Tuesday at the residence, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced.
The combined estimated street value of the seizure was $4.17 million.
Pedro Ramirez was charged with three counts of possession for sale of a controlled substance that include special allegations for possession for sale of a controlled substance near a school and for the quantity of the narcotics, according to Gascón.
“My office has a zero-tolerance approach to narcotics dealers who are using children to sell fentanyl, marketing fentanyl to kids and setting up shop near schools,” Gascón said. “We know that just one fentanyl pill can kill the most vulnerable users. We will use every tool available to us to protect children and all people from this lethal drug.”
Ramirez was scheduled to be arraigned Friday, Dec. 2, in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.