Georgia man James Duke found with enough fentanyl to kill 169,000 people

Georgia man James Duke found with enough fentanyl to kill 169,000 people
James Duke

Authorities in Flagler County, GA say they arrested a man on Sunday whom they said had enough fentanyl in his truck to kill the entire populations of Flagler and Putnam counties.

Flagler County Sheriff's Deputies said they found James Duke, 33, of Kennesaw, Georgia, sleeping in his truck behind a Mobil gas station on 6020 E. State Road 100 in Palm Coast.

Deputies arrested Duke for giving a false name to law enforcement, loitering or prowling and resisting an officer. When they impounded his truck, investigators found multiple plastic bags filled with fentanyl in a black fanny pack, totaling 

According to estimates from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, it only takes 2 milligrams of fentanyl to cause an overdose death. Deputies said that means Duke had enough fentanyl on him to potentially kill 169,000 people.

“This is the second time in less than a week we’ve found enough fentanyl on a fugitive to potentially kill over 100,000 people,” Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said.