Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff is warning the public that cannabis laced with the potent narcotic drug fentanyl has produced its way to Sullivan County.
On Monday evening, a sheriff’s deputy was patrolling the parking lot of the Walmart in Monticello as he observed a automobile parked and facing the incorrect way in the crosswalk of the front entrance.
When the deputy approached the car, authorities say the driver became belligerent and attempted to run inside of the shop. The driver, identified as Daquan Hamilton, 22, of Bloomingburg was taken into custody. Hamilton’s license was expired and also suspended 10 instances on five distinct dates.
At the time of his arrest, Hamilton was in possession of around 7 grams of weed. Back at the Sheriff’s Workplace, deputies tested the cannabis and identified that it contained fentanyl.
We have been on the lookout for about a year. We can now confirm that it is right here. This is the stuff that is causing the majority of the overdoses. They are mixing fentanyl with heroin, cocaine and now marijuana. The benefits could be deadly,
the Sheriff mentioned.
Hamilton was interviewed by detectives, and advised that the dealer that he had purchased the marijuana from warned that the “weed was quite potent.”
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