Man Wanted After Deputies Find “Deadly Doses” Of Fentanyl Inside Lancaster Home
LANCASTER, S.C. — A man is wanted after deputies say they found 107 grams of Fentanyl, 400 grams of heroin, 45 Hydrocodone pills, 460 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a .38 revolver, ammunition and $9,480 in cash at a home in Lancaster, according to a news release.
Investigators say they executed a search warrant at the home of 52-year-old Eric Jones on Willow Oak Circle near Southside Elementary School on May 3rd following a joint investigation with the Department of Homeland Security.
Jones was not at the home at the time of the search and is currently wanted on a slew of felony charges, according to deputies.
Investigators say the heroin seized represents about 4,000 doses with an estimated street value of $120,000.
The suspected Fentanyl was wrapped into pellets in Super Natilla candy wrappers, according to a news release. Authorities say Super Natilla candy is pecan flavored toffee candy manufactured by Dulce Montes, a leading candy manufacturer in Mexico. A typical pellet of the suspected Fentanyl weighed five grams. The estimated street value of the Fentanyl is $40,000.
“What we found in this house is very concerning, said Sheriff Barry Faile. “First, the Fentanyl appears to have originated in Mexico. Fentanyl is much more potent than other opiates, and this was a lot of Fentanyl. A milligram is 1/1000 of a gram. A lethal dose of Fentanyl is generally considered to be two milligrams. Each one of these pellets potentially contains 2,500 deadly doses of Fentanyl. We found about 20 of these Fentanyl pellets in the house. This is a dangerous substance, and the way it was packaged makes it even more dangerous. If a small child or even an unsuspected adult had gotten ahold of this bag of ‘candy’ the results would have no doubt been tragic. I am glad we found these drugs when we did. This operation would not have been possible without the help of Homeland Security Investigations and the great work of our Task Force agents.”
Anyone with information on Jones’ whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately.