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Fentanyl, marijuana seized in search and arrest at Ginger Circle home


A months-long narcotics investigation turned up nearly 36 grams of methamphetamine/Fentanyl and more than 360 grams of marijuana at a home on Ginger Circle, according to the Fayetteville Police Department.

The investigation was conducted by the Cross Creek District Community Empowerment Response Team (CERT).

A residence in the 6400 block of Ginger Circle was searched, and investigators seized:   

  • 35.59 grams of methamphetamine/Fentanyl.  
  • 362 grams of marijuana.
  • 1 9 mm handgun. 

Divine Ortiz,  54, was charged with two counts of Level 3 trafficking in Fentanyl; two counts of Level 1 trafficking in methamphetamine; possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana; maintaining a dwelling for drug trafficking; and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Ortiz was held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $225,000 secured bond, the release said. 

The Police Department’s Gang Unit, Narcotics/Vice Suppression Unit, and Criminal Investigation Division assisted with the search.

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