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California man, 60, charged with possession of enough fentanyl to kill 12 MILLION

California man, 60, is charged with possession of enough fentanyl to kill 12 MILLION people as cops seize 24kg in powder and $250,000-worth in pills

  • Alfonso Gomez-Santana, 60, of Fullerton, was charged with three felonies after being caught with 24 kilos of fentanyl 
  • He was also found in possession of $250,000 in fentanyl pills and 122 grams of methamphetamine
  • A deadly dose of fentanyl can be ‘as little as 2 milligrams,’ the DA’s Office said
  • He was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol on Wednesday and officers found four kilos of the drug in his car and they later investigated his home 
  • He was taken to the Theo Lacy Facility on a $3.01million bail and faces up to six years and eight months in prison  

A California man was charged with possession of enough fentanyl to kill 12million people. 

Alfonso Gomez-Santana, 60, of Fullerton, was charged with a felony count of sale or transport of a controlled substance and two felony counts of possession of sale with intent to sell on Friday. 

Santana was found with four kilos in his vehicle and 20 kilos in his home, as well as, $250,000 in fentanyl pills and 122 grams of methamphetamine, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement

A deadly dose of fentanyl can be ‘as little as 2 milligrams,’ the DA’s Office said. 

The suspected drug dealer was pulled over on Wednesday near South Lemon Street and Orangethorpe Avenue by the California Highway Patrol and taken to the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange County on a $3,01million bail. 

If convicted, Santana faces up to six years and nine months in the Orange County Jail. 

Alfonso Gomez-Santana, 60, of Fullerton, was found with 24 kilos of fentanyl as well as $250,000 in fentanyl pills and 122 grams of methamphetamine (pictured)

‘It is unconscionable that someone who has the ability to kill 12 million people is facing just a handful of years in jail,’ DA Todd Spitzer said. 

‘Fentanyl is a national epidemic that killed more than 100,000 Americans last year and it’s not going to stop unless we have the tools as prosecutors to hold these drug dealers and drug manufacturers accountable for peddling death.’

The Orange County District Attorney Todd Spritzer ridiculed the maximum sentence Santana can receive is six years and nine months in jail, saying: 'It is unconscionable that someone who has the ability to kill 12 million people is facing just a handful of years in jail'

The Orange County District Attorney Todd Spritzer ridiculed the maximum sentence Santana can receive is six years and nine months in jail, saying: ‘It is unconscionable that someone who has the ability to kill 12 million people is facing just a handful of years in jail’ 

In 2020, nearly 4,000 Californians died fentanyl-related deaths. 2021 data is not yet available. 

Spitzer also warned parents to be cautious about their children and said they should be ‘petrified that one day they are going to walk into their child’s bedroom and find them dead because their child thought they were experimenting with recreational drugs.’ 

He did, however, say he was trying to cause panic, but that was the state of ‘reality’ if ‘we don’t start strengthening penalties for drug dealers.’ 

In November, Orange County warned drug dealers, manufacturers, and distributors they could face murder charges if someone died from one of their deals. 

Santana is due back in court on July 5.  

Santana is currently being housed at the Theo Lacy Facility on a $3.01million bail

Santana is currently being housed at the Theo Lacy Facility on a $3.01million bail 

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