Detroit gas station owner hit with federal charges following fentanyl bust

A gas station owner in Detroit is facing myriad federal charges after more than 90 pounds of fentanyl was discovered inside his stash house, officials said.

Barry Willis, 55, is facing charges including possession with the intent to distribute more than 400 grams of fentanyl, possession of a firearm in the furtherance of drug trafficking, and possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, according to a report.

“This case represents the largest law enforcement seizure of fentanyl in the state of Michigan to date,” U.S. Attorney Dawn Ison said. “We are incredibly proud of our law enforcement partners who conducted this investigation and recovered these deadly substances before they could harm members of our community.”

The seizure of the fentanyl occurred as a result of a September traffic stop tip that informed police that
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