In a chilling drug bust in Massachusetts, authorities uncovered a nightmare for parents. A stash of pink fentanyl pills, cunningly shaped like hearts to mimic Valentine’s Day candy, was revealed. This discovery has sent shockwaves through communities, raising concerns about the safety of young people.
Law enforcement executed a meticulously planned operation at a two-family residence, unearthing a staggering estimated cache of 10 million doses of illicit drugs. Among them, a harrowing 8 million doses of fentanyl and methamphetamine-laced pills and powders were discovered.
The street value of this haul is a shocking $8 million, marking it as one of the largest seizures in New England in a single location, as declared by the Department of Justice (DOJ).
In a strongly worded press release, Attorney General Merrick Garland vehemently condemned the drug dealers responsible for their reprehensible act of disguising lethal fentanyl as candy, deliberately targeting impressionable teenagers. Garland vowed that international drug suppliers involved in such heinous activities would face justice.
The operation led to the arrest of three individuals: Emilio Garcia, 25; Sebastien Bejin, 33; and Deiby Felix, 40, all residents of Lynn, Massachusetts. They now await their first court appearance, facing a litany of charges.
An important #fentanyl
Drug bust in Massachusetts.
Notice the heart shape of the pink candy-like fentanyl pills.
"The only thing more depraved than trafficking deadly fentanyl is trafficking deadly fentanyl designed to look like candy to appeal to teenagers," the US Attorney… pic.twitter.com/HEh9DC0Oq1
— Jennifer Coffindaffer (@CoffindafferFBI) November 8, 2023
This extensive operation in Massachusetts was the result of an investigation stemming from an overdose death in Salem during the summer. Over three months, law enforcement meticulously surveilled the trio of suspects before closing in with search warrants.
What further compounds the gravity of this bust is the fact that multiple families, including small children, were reportedly living at the residence where this substantial seizure occurred.
The sheer volume of drugs confiscated is staggering, laying bare the extent of this drug operation. According to the DOJ, the authorities found 22 pounds of methamphetamine and cocaine base, alongside 37 pounds of raw methamphetamine, collectively equating to 3.5 million doses.
The investigators also stumbled upon 61 pounds of Percocet pills suspected of containing fentanyl and 59 pounds of Adderall believed to be mixed with methamphetamine. Furthermore, they seized another 900,000 doses of a brown substance in rock and powder form, which upon testing was found to contain a lethal combination of fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine.
FBI Director Christopher Wray commended the law enforcement agencies involved while condemning the malevolent nature of these narcotics. He stressed the immense danger posed to children by the deliberate creation of deadly drugs designed to resemble candy, emphasizing the urgency of addressing this menace.