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Police discover 15 lbs of fentanyl at Tennessee home

DEA officials said one kilogram of fentanyl is capable of killing up to 500,000 people.
DEA officials said one kilogram of fentanyl is capable of killing up to 500,000 people.
DEA officials said one kilogram of fentanyl is capable of killing up to 500,000 people.(WCJB File)
Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 2:43 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officers discovered more than 15 pounds of fentanyl at a home in Nashville, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Metro Nashville Police and DEA agents conducted a search warrant at two homes on Luton Street on Wednesday.

Detectives discovered 15.5 pounds of fentanyl, 123 grams of methamphetamine, 35 grams of heroin and a 44 caliber loaded revolver.

According to reports, officers also discovered a kilo press, digital scales and packing materials.

In the second home, 5.6 grams of heroin, 4 grams of methamphetamine and an AR-15 rifle were discovered, officials said. In a vehicle parked outside the home, authorities found 21 kilograms of heroin and 2.3 ounces of fentanyl.

Carols Batey, 44, admitted to detectives that all the drugs were his, according to police. Batey faces numerous drug-related charges.

DEA officials said one kilogram of fentanyl is capable of killing up to 500,000 people.

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