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Fentanyl from Mexico discovered in San Diego woman’s trunk

Working with two accomplices, Anna Baker of San Diego was caught with almost 100 pounds of fentanyl. As reported in the San Diego Union-Tribune, DEA agents conducted a traffic stop on Baker’s rental vehicle and discovered about 33 pounds of fentanyl inside. A search of her Lemon Grove home found an additional 64 pounds, according to prosecutors.

The fentanyl found was extremely potent — up to 50 times stronger than heroin — and can be deadly in very small doses. It is often secretly mixed with other drugs such as counterfeit oxycodone tablets or methamphetamine.

Fentanyl is much cheaper to manufacture than heroin and is being made in large quantities in Mexican cartel drug labs or being mailed from China to the U.S. in much smaller amounts.

Baker’s accomplices – Hector “Rapido” Fernando Garcia and Jonathan Ibarra face mandatory minimum sentences of 10 years in prison, according to their plea agreements.

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To read more about one of the biggest fentanyl busts in the country, please visit the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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