(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — The Erie Police Department is announcing a recent drug bust from search warrants.
The EPD found pounds of suspected fentanyl, thousands in cash and two firearms.
On April 20, the Erie Police Drug/Vice unit served the warrants on 1055 Rankine Ave and 2020 A3 E. 10th St.
In the searches, the police found 2.6 pounds of suspected fentanyl, more than $18,500 in cash, a .22- and a 9mm-caliber handgun, an EPD news release said. A hand-held press and hydraulic press, a money counter, a vacuum-seal machine, six cellphones and two digital scales also were found.
According to the DEA, one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of fentanyl contains 500,000 lethal doses.
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EPD announced that Dejean Williams is being charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession, person not to possess a firearm and drug paraphernalia, and Sharhea Mathis is being charged with possession with intent to deliver, possession and drug paraphernalia.