Fort Wayne man arrested after being found with enough fentanyl to kill over 250k people

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Published: Oct. 24, 2023 at 4:31 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - The Allen County Sheriff’s Department says a Fort Wayne man is facing charges after he was found with enough fentanyl to potentially kill a quarter of a million people.

Sgt. Adam Griffith says on Tuesday morning, deputies and the Allen County Drug Task Force tried to stop a driver near Washington Center Road and Dartmouth Drive, on Fort Wayne’s north side.

They say the driver, 31-year-old Miroslav Cuckovic, took off and was arrested after a brief pursuit. During the investigation, officers say they found a half kilogram of fentanyl, enough to potentially kill over 250,000 people.

Cuckovic was released from prison earlier this year after pleading guilty to battery by means of a deadly weapon in a May 2020 case. He is now charged with dealing in cocaine or a narcotic drug and resisting law enforcement.