Man accused of possessing 30,000 milligrams of fentanyl, 2 milligrams the lethal dose

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A man was arrested after he was found with 30,000 milligrams of fentanyl and other illegal drugs, according to the South Bend Police Department. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, two milligrams of fentanyl is a lethal dose for most people.

At 7:45 p.m., an officer was on patrol near Sample and Fellows streets when he saw a vehicle commit a traffic infraction.

A traffic stop was initiated.

During the stop, officers found the following:

  • 51 grams of suspected methamphetamine
  • 30 grams (30,000 milligrams) of suspected fentanyl
  • 34 grams of suspected THC edibles
  • 12 grams of suspected marijuana
  • Paraphernalia

Gregory Cater, 32, was arrested on the following charges:

  • Dealing in narcotics
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of fentanyl
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Resisting law enforcement

He was taken to the St. Joseph County Jail.

Update: In May 2023, Cater pleaded guilty to dealing methamphetamine as part of a plea agreement. As a result, his other three charges were dismissed. Cater was sentenced to 17 years in prison with 145 days of jail credit.

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