Cincinnati Police make largest carfentanil and fentanyl bust in city's history

Cincinnati Police make largest carfentanil and fentanyl bust in city's history
Craig Williams (Provided)
Craig Williams (Provided)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Cincinnati Police Department on Thursday announced a major drug bust and arrest of an alleged Carfentanil dealer.

It's the largest Carfentanil and fentanyl seizure by the city's history.

Craig Williams, 37, was arrested after an ongoing investigation in the Westwood area of District Three.

The Narcotics unit searched two addresses connected with Williams and discovered approximately five pounds of Carfentanil, fentanyl, Heroin and U47700, according to officials.

Carfentanil is a powerful opiate that is 10,000 times more potent than pure heroin. Heroin mixed with fentanyl and carfentanil has been distributed around the streets of Cincinnati for nearly a year. The potent drug combination is resistant to Narcan and can be absorbed into the body simply by making contact with the skin.

$29,000 of suspected drug proceeds, two loaded firearms and drug paraphernalia were also taken from the homes.

"This is a significant recovery in light of the overdose deaths that continue to plague our community," a spokesperson wrote in a press release.

In 2017, 25 people have died from suspected overdoses in District Three alone, police say.

Williams was indicted for several counts of Drug Trafficking with specifications and is currently being held at the Hamilton county Justice Center.

Anyone with information about this crime or suspects is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 513.352.3040, or submit an online tip at

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