Major heroin-fentanyl trafficker arrested, Cincinnati police say

$100,000 of narcotics seized
Posted at 3:20 PM, Apr 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-26 16:15:15-04

CINCINNATI -  Police say they have arrested an international heroin-fentanyl trafficker and seized narcotics with a street value of $100,000.

Dominic Lindsey, 26, was carrying one pound of fentanyl, heroin and U-47700 when he was apprehended by District Three officers during a traffic stop on March 31, police announced Wednesday.

U-47700, an opium derivative, is seven times stronger than morphine, police said.

During a separate investigation of Lindsey, the Regional Enforcement Narcotics Unit (RENU), postal Inspectors and Homeland Security seized another one-pound shipment of U-47700 from Hong Kong, according to police.

Police called it “a significant seizure in light of the heroin and synthetic opiate problem which continues to plague” the Tri-State.

Lindsey has been charged with drug trafficking and drug possession with specifications.

More arrests are anticipated as the investigation continues, police said.

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