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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing a large amount of the powerful synthetic opioid carfentanil.

Twenty-seven-year-old Da’Nico Geter, of Akron, entered a plea Friday in Akron to using a gun while in possession of a nearly a half-pound (202 grams) of carfentanil, an opioid considered thousands of times more potent than heroin.

Geter faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years. He was indicted in January.

U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman in a statement called that amount of carfentanil, which is used as a tranquilizer for large animals, “staggering” and compared it with a bomb.

Messages were left Saturday with Geter’s attorney seeking comment.