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Wiggins man pleads guilty to possessing enough fentanyl to kill 126,000 people

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As law enforcement continues to crack down on fentanyl, a Wiggins man pleaded guilty to possessing over 250 grams of the deadly drug on Tuesday.

According to court documents, the Wiggins Police Department received information that George Tavoris Moore, 28, was expecting to receive a package in the mail containing a large amount of fentanyl. A subsequent search of Moore’s home led to the package being discovered, containing 252 grams of fentanyl.

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin. The DEA reports that two milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal, meaning the amount Moore possessed could have killed 126,000 people.

Moore pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and faces a maximum penalty of 40 years behind bars. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 20.

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