FBI Seizes Pink Heart Fentanyl Pills In Drug Bust

(RepublicanReport.org) – The Federal Bureau of Investigations recently conducted one of the largest drug busts ever in the state of Massachusetts, recovering over 220 pounds of drugs. Authorities believe the seizure made the record for the most drugs ever located in one New England spot. Even more concerning, it brought in bags of pink hearts that looked just like hard candy, but the pills contained the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl.

The Department of Justice shared a press release on the massive find on November 6. Authorities estimate that they took about 10 million doses of several different drugs off the streets, with approximately 8 million of those being pills and powder laced with fentanyl and methamphetamine.

Altogether, the bust retrieved a street value of about $8 million in illegal drugs. It led to the arrest of three men who allegedly ran a massive drug trafficking operation along the Massachusetts North Shore. Emilio “Six” Garcia and Sebastien “Bash” Bejin each face one count of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute and one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. Deiby Felix faces one count of possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute. All three are slated to appear in court on November 13.

The investigation began after police received a report of an overdose death in Salem, Massachusetts, and all leads pointed to the three suspects. Authorities secured search warrants on four locations connected to the illegal activity and conducted their raids on November 1. Among their finds was 20 pounds of the pink heart-shaped pills. They also recovered powder and rock cocaine, methamphetamine powder, and counterfeit Adderall and Percocet pills, which instead contained methamphetamine and fentanyl, respectively. Authorities seized five guns along with the drugs.

The US Drug Enforcement Administration states that fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine. Roughly 42% of seized drugs that tested positive for the drug have also contained potentially lethal doses, but there’s no way for drug users to know how much of the opioid is in a given pill, so any black-market purchase could be a buyer’s last.

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