So, curiously, this comes up when I Google "435 grams of fentanyl". It's dated after his Hanley's release, if it's even related to him at all.This was on Sportshub:
“Obviously, I know absolutely nothing about sports or Hanley Ramirez’s stats, but what I do know is crime,” McPhee said on The Sports Hub. “And there has been some reports about a FaceTime phone call that was made between a man during a car stop. After that car stop, police recovered a significant amount of drugs. And during that car stop, the suspect claimed that one of the items found in the vehicle belonged to Hanley Ramirez and then FaceTimed [Ramirez] in front of police. And that car stop coordinated with the timing of his release from the Red Sox.”
McPhee reported that the suspect who was pulled over — a person who was not Ramirez — was found with “435 grams of fentanyl as well as a large amount of crack cocaine.”
Edit: I also just noticed that it's a joint state and federal investigation, just like the rumor suggests.....Delcio Rodriguez, 29, was arrested on Wednesday as a result of a joint operation between the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Massachusetts State Police Commonwealth Interstate Narcotics Reduction Enforcement Team (CINRET), and Massachusetts State troopers assigned to the AG’s Office. Authorities arrested Rodriguez after law enforcement officials found him to be in possession of 435 grams of fentanyl and seven grams of crack during a motor vehicle stop in Methuen. Investigators subsequently discovered an additional 100 grams of fentanyl and 51 grams of crack and powder cocaine while executing a search warrant at Rodriguez’s home in Lawrence.