- Yahmire Boardley, 23, was jailed in New Jersey for seven years on Friday
- He was caught with more than 30 pounds of fentanyl back in March last year
- At the time it was the largest fentanyl seizure in New Jersey history
- Police said the 30 pounds of drugs was enough to kill five million people
- Investigators seized the drugs after learning that Boardley was receiving package of fentanyl in the mail from China
Yahmire Boardley, 23, was jailed in New Jersey for seven years on Friday after he was caught with more than 30 pounds of the super-potent synthetic opioid fentanyl in March last year
A New Jersey drug dealer found with enough fentanyl to kill five million people has been jailed for seven years.
Yahmire Boardley, 23, was handed his seven year jail sentence on Friday after he was caught with more than 30 pounds of the super-potent synthetic opioid fentanyl back in March last year.
At the time of his arrest it was the largest fentanyl seizure in New Jersey history, according to the District Attorney’s office.
Boardley, of Camden, New Jersey, pleaded guilty in January to second-degree possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute.
Authorities say the 31 pounds Boardley was caught with could have resulted in more than five million lethal doses.
Investigators seized the drugs after learning that Boardley was receiving package of fentanyl in the mail from China.
Police raided multiple locations in Camden on March 16 last year and seized the drugs following a month-long state and federal investigation.
They arrested Boardley that same day at his home.
‘The fentanyl seized from Boardley could have yielded enough lethal doses to kill over half the population of New Jersey,’ Attorney General Grewal said following his sentencing.
‘As fentanyl-related deaths have skyrocketed in New Jersey, we’ve redoubled our efforts to lock up those responsible for the illicit supply of this deadly opioid, which in this case was coming through the mail from China.’
Acting Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police Patrick Callahan said: ‘This massive seizure prevented more than five million potentially lethal doses of fentanyl from hitting the streets.
‘But before that can happen, our troopers and their canine partners must put their own lives on the line, dealing with a substance so deadly that coming into contact with even the smallest amounts can have tragic consequences.
‘This sentence is a testament to the outstanding work of the State Police Trafficking South Unit and our law enforcement partners who are committed to protecting our communities from this deadly epidemic.’