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Police seize $100,000 worth of drug 10,000 times more powerful than morphine in Stark County home

Posted: 5:47 PM, Jan 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-04 22:50:05Z

A 44-year-old man is in custody after police executed a search warrant and found around $100,000 worth of a drug commonly used to sedate elephants in his home.

According to Stark County sheriff deputies, 44-year-old Victor Lynn was charged with possession of heroin, weapons under disability and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Authorities found 24 ounces (680 grams) of carfentanil — a synthetic opioid used to sedate large animals — when they searched Lynn's home on the 2120 block of 26th Street Northeast in Plain Township on Jan. 4.

A handgun and $12,141 was also recovered from the scene.

Carfentanil is around 10,000 times more powerful than morphine and 2,500 times more powerful than heroin.

Last year, 200 grams of carfentanil was found in a home in Euclid. 

U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said that the drugs found in the Euclid seizure were enough to "kill tens of thousands of people."

Authorities found three times that amount carfentanil in Lynn's house.