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Cartel-Ties Alleged After 2 Lawrenceburg Men Busted With Deadly Opioid

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ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (The Anderson News) — Two Lawrenceburg men, who investigators say are tied to an international drug organization, were arrested Tuesday for possession of 1 kilogram of fentanyl, according to the sheriff.

Gadiel Ortiz-Flores and Brian Hensley were arrested on a federal charge of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl after the sheriff’s office and the Lexington DEA Task Force combined to make the bust following a lengthy investigation.

Officials say both have ties to an organization with direct ties to Mexico that has been distributing fentanyl in the central Kentucky area, and are key figures in the organization.

Both men are being held in the Fayette County Detention Center in Lexington.

Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, has been blamed for tens of thousands of overdoses and deaths. It is 50-100 times more potent than morphine, according to a recent statement on fentanyl by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and 25-50 times more potent than heroin.

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