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More than a million doses of fentanyl seized by police in New York

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MASTIC BEACH, N.Y. -

Officers in Mastic Beach, New York, seized a large amount of fentanyl en route to Long Island and arrested three men after one of them allegedly released a pit bull on detectives severing a search warrant.

Police say two postal packages containing the drug arrived at Kennedy Airport and were destined for a home on Edwards Road in Mastic Beach, according to police. 

During a search of the home on Friday, detectives encountered 41-year-old Thomas Moore who police say released a pit bull that charged at detectives. Those detectives shot at the dog, who was treated for its wounds at a local animal hospital.

NBC New York reports a total of 725 grams of the opioid fentanyl were seized during the search of the home. Police also seized thousands in cash and numerous 9mm rounds. Moore was arrested along with two other men identified as 24-year-old Cory Robinson and 25-year-old Daequane Rickenbacker.

Robinson was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, while Moore was charged with obstructing government administration and Rickenbacker was charged with loitering.

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