According to reports, authorities in Maine found enough fentanyl to "kill the entire population of Portland," during a routine traffic stop.
As a result, three Mainers are facing drug charges after police allegedly found fentanyl, meth, crack, cocaine, and pills. The search reportedly yielded 137 grams of fentanyl (Portland police remarked that two milligrams is considered lethal to many), 228 grams of methamphetamines, 53 grams of crack cocaine, 25 grams of cocaine, 73 Xanax pills, and $2,606 in cash.
“To put this in perspective, fentanyl is considered lethal to many at two milligrams, making this amount large enough to kill the entire population of Portland,” the Portland Police Department said in an issued statement.
Matthew Carey, 33, Steven Hanson, 45, and Monica Sprinkle 38, have each been charged in relation to the seizure.
Per CBS 13:
"Carey was charged with two counts of aggravated trafficking scheduled drugs, two counts of unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs and violating conditions of release. Hanson was taken to the Cumberland County Jail on a U.S. Marshals warrant for weapons charges. He was also charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamines. Sprinkle was charged with unlawful possession of schedule drugs and violating conditions of release."