The drugs obtained by police. (Source: Cincinnati Police)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -
A heroin-fentanyl trafficker who was arrested in March was receiving shipments of an opium derivative -- seven times stronger than morphine -- from Hong Kong, Cincinnati police announced Wednesday.
Dominic Lindsey was arrested during a traffic stop on March 31 after officers recovered one pound of illegal narcotics including fentanyl, heroin and U-47700. U-47700 is a schedule I controlled substance opium derivative, which is seven times stronger than morphine, police said.
After a follow up investigation, Cincinnati Narcotics officers learned that Lindsey was receiving shipments of U-47700 out of the county.
The Regional Narcotics Unit (R.E.N.U.) along with the Federal Postal Inspectors and Homeland Security were conducting a separate investigation into Lindsey where they intercepted one pound of U-47700 which was shipped to Cincinnati from Hong Kong, police said.
R.E.N.U. and Narcotics Unit officers were able to secure evidence against Lindsey.
Lindsey was indicted for drug trafficking and drug possession with specifications. He is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center.
The street value of the two pounds of heroin recovered is valued at $100,000.
Police said the investigation is ongoing and anticipate additional arrests.