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State says leader ran massive fentanyl operation from jail


{p}Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced the shutdown of a massive fentanyl trafficking operation. (Drug Enforcement Administration){/p}

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced the shutdown of a massive fentanyl trafficking operation. (Drug Enforcement Administration)

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A massive fentanyl trafficking operation, that was being run from behind bars, was shut down.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody made the announcement on Wednesday.

25 people are now facing charges and some have ties to violent gangs.

Investigators say the leader of the operation is currently behind bars for attempted murder but was still able to run the operation from jail.

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He was able to coordinate large shipments of dangerous narcotics.

48 pounds of fentanyl, 15,000 fentanyl pills, and 45 guns were seized during the investigation.

Moody said the state prisons were in Brevard, Charlotte, Holmes and Miami-Dade Counties.

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