XENIA — A Xenia man is in the Greene County Jail after being arrested on numerous drug-related charges.
Muhammad I. Salahuddin, 31, was arrested April 21 as a result of on-going investigations by the Greene County Agencies for Combined Enforcement (A.C.E.) Task Force. A Greene County Grand Jury April 28 indicted Salahuddin on nine criminal charges related to the drug trafficking offenses.
The charges include: One count of trafficking in heroin (third degree felony); one count of trafficking in heroin (fourth degree felony); two counts of trafficking in heroin (fifth degree felonies); four counts of possession of a controlled substance analog (fifth degree felonies); and one count of aggravated possession of drugs (fifth degree felony).
The offenses included trafficking in heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil.
Salahuddin is being held on a $100,000 bond and was to be arraigned May 5. He has a pre-trial hearing with Judge Michael Buckwalter scheduled for Tuesday, May 9 according to court records. Jury trial is set for Monday, July 10.
Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid that is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more potent than fentanyl, which itself is 50 times more potent than heroin. The potency of the synthetic analogs has been linked to the recent, very dramatic, increase in overdose deaths, according to a release from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.
Xenia Daily Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.