Life Savers! Feds Seize Over A Million Fentanyl Laced Pills In Huge Drug Bust Linked To A Mexican Cartel.

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Los Angeles Field Division, shows some of the seized approximately 1 million fake pills containing fentanyl that were seized when agents served a search warrant, July 5, 2022, at a home in Inglewood, Calif. (DEA via AP)

The amount of fentanyl finding its way into this country is staggering. 

A report from ABC News said the Drug Enforcement Administration seized about one million pills laced with fentanyl that was linked to the Sinaloa drug cartel.  The seizure happened in Inglewood, California and the Feds say it is the biggest fentanyl drug bust in California history. 

Here’s how it went down. The DEA’s Los Angeles Field Division High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Group 48 worked with New York’s Division Tactical Diversion Squad along with local police departments in LA. They had been investigating a drug trafficking organization in LA for months and had a hunch it was connected to the Sinaloa Cartel. 

It turns out they were right.  A massive victory for the DEA and law enforcement in general that no doubt saved many lives.  Here’s a quote from a DEA press release after the bust. 

“DEA agents identified Southern California narcotic couriers and stash house managers who were responsible for distributing narcotics to other drug distributors in the area.”

The Feds got a search warrant and busted into a house in Inglewood on July 5, and that’s where they found the treasure trove of killer drugs with a street value of around $15 to $20 million. 

If you’ve forgotten how potent fentanyl is, the CDC says it is 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine and is used to treat severe pain. Over 100,000 Americans have died from a fentanyl overdose or poisoning. 

Here’s more from the DEA press release. 

“Criminal drug networks in Mexico are mass-producing illicit fentanyl and fake pills pressed with fentanyl in filthy, clandestine, unregulated labs,” the DEA warned in their statement. “These fake pills are designed to look like real prescription pills right down to the size, shape, color and stamping. These fake pills typically replicate real prescription opioid medications such as oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin), and alprazolam (Xanax); or stimulants like amphetamines (Adderall).”

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