Lewiston Police Officer Nicholas Meserve stole the fentanyl weeks before dying from an overdose.
The sheriff's office said the seized goods were "literally enough to kill every single resident" in the county.
"I think there's no more important point," Trump said of China giving the death penalty to drug dealers.
The victims, aged between 19 and 30, all seemed to know each other.
So far there have been 92 fatal overdoses in the county this year.
It is 50 times more potent than pure heroin and 80 to 100 times more powerful than morphine.
Prison staff are thought to have been exposed to synthetic drugs.
Carey Dean Moore has been on death row for almost 40 years.
Carey Dean Moore is set to be the first prisoner executed in Nebraska in two decades.
The 35-year-old was made chief just five months ago.
Flyers were placed on the windshields of approximately 15 to 20 cars parked outside a sheriff's office facility in Houston. It remains under investigation if more than the one flyer was laced.
Couple accused of aggravated manslaughter of a child after infant dies from drug overdose.
"Make no mistake, misuse of fentanyl will kill you!" warned a DEA special agent.
Our government is now dictating what constitutes acceptable prescribing of controlled substances, and patients who need potent pain medications are suffering.
Kellyanne Conway is in charge of the White House's efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic.
The ACLU said that in attaining a DEA registration to import drugs, Nebraska listed a licensed prison pharmacy that's not located where the drugs will be used for the executions.
"This fast-moving epidemic does not stay within state and county lines."
"Fentanyl is not a choice. It's a contamination crisis."
Drug traffickers are sending a deluge of illicit and prescription drugs across the border, the latest drug seizure statistics show, a sign traffickers aren't intimidated by President Donald Trump's beefed up border security.
Investigators are closing in on Big Pharma, claiming that shady tactics fueled the opioid crisis.
An opioid at the heart of America's drug epidemic will be used for death row executions in Nevada and Nebraska if the never-before-tried combination of drugs is approved.