Fentanyl, cash, and firearms seized from suspected drug traffickers, officials say

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Federal and local officials seized fentanyl, cash and guns from three men suspected to be part of a trafficking ring, Pasco County deputies announced.

The suspected fentanyl weighed more than one kilogram, or about two pounds. Charges were filed against 47-year-old Edwin Tyron Hill and 31-year-old William Gaston. Both have been accused of conspiring to distribute drugs. A third man, 27-year-old Nelson White, faces a conspiracy charge.

According to the U.S. State Attorney’s office, Hill faces up at least 15 years in prison, while Gaston and White face a minimum of 10 years. The Drug Enforcement Administration agency executed a search warrant at two locations linked to Hill, and discovered drugs, cash and firearms.