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Fentanyl Pills packaged as Skittles and Nerd candy packages

per WMAR  Baltimore news

 

 

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HARTFORD, Ct. — Two Maryland men were busted by federal agents for allegedly trafficking thousands of fentanyl pills through Connecticut.

Prosecutors say it happened September 8.

That's when Oscar Flores, 34, of Mount Rainier and Severo Alelar, 25, of Hyattsville, met up with someone in Wethersfield, Connecticut with plans to sell 15,000 pills.

That someone they were dealing with turned out to be an undercover DEA agent. Inside the car agents seized Skittles and Nerd candy packaging filled with Fentanyl pills. "

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Well done, Federal DEA! Law enforcement is on a roll! Roll them all up.

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Re: Fentanyl Pills packaged as Skittles and Nerd candy packages

Wish we could stop.them from coming into the country rather than running around trying to find them once they are here.

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Re: Fentanyl Pills packaged as Skittles and Nerd candy packages

I posted this pic here before on another thread a few weeks ago. Looks just like candy.

 

DEA: Candy colored fentanyl targeted toward children, young adults found in  Ohio – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

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Justice News

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Department of Justice Announces Results of Enforcement Surge to Reduce the Fentanyl Supply Across the United States

36 Million Lethal Doses of Fentanyl Removed from Communities between May and September
 

The U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced today the results of an enforcement operation that spanned from May to September and resulted in significant fentanyl seizures across the United States.

 

As part of the One Pill Can Kill initiative, the DEA and its law enforcement partners seized more than 10.2 million fentanyl pills and approximately 980 pounds of fentanyl powder during the period of May 23 through Sept. 8, 2022.

 

The amount of fentanyl taken off the streets during this surge is equivalent to more than 36 million lethal doses removed from the illegal drug supply. Additionally, 338 weapons were seized, including rifles, shotguns, pistols, and hand grenades.

 

Of the 390 cases investigated during this period, 51 cases are linked to overdose poisonings and 35 cases link directly to one or both of the primary Mexican cartels responsible for the majority of fentanyl in the United States – the Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).

 

In addition, 129 investigations are linked to social media platforms, including Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and TikTok. These results build upon the One Pill Can Kill Phase II results announced by DEA Administrator Anne Milgram in December 2021.

 

“Across the country, fentanyl is devastating families and communities, and we know that violent, criminal drug cartels bear responsibility for this crisis,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “The Justice Department, including the extraordinary professionals of the DEA, is working to disrupt and dismantle the operations of these cartels, remove deadly fentanyl from our communities, and save Americans’ lives.”

 

“For the past year, confronting the fentanyl crisis has been the top priority for DEA. The most urgent threat to our communities, our kids, and our families are the Sinaloa Cartel and CJNG who are mass producing and supplying the fentanyl that is poisoning and killing Americans,” said DEA Administrator Anne Milgram.

 

“The Sinaloa Cartel and CJNG are ruthless, criminal organizations that use deception and treachery to drive addiction with complete disregard for human life. To save American lives, the DEA is relentlessly focused on defeating the Sinaloa Cartel and CJNG by degrading their operations to make it impossible for them to do business.”

 

Fentanyl remains the deadliest drug threat facing this nation. In 2021, a record number of Americans – 107,622 – died from a drug poisoning or overdose. Sixty-six percent of those deaths can be attributed to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.  

Drug traffickers have expanded their inventory to sell fentanyl in a variety of bright colors, shapes, and sizes. Rainbow fentanyl was first reported to DEA in February 2022, and it has now been seized in 21 states.  

 

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin. Just two milligrams of fentanyl, or the amount that could fit on the tip of a pencil, is considered a potentially lethal dose.

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Scary stuff!

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This puts a whole new dimension on trick or treating. Terrifying. Someone dies from fentanyl poisoning every 9 minutes in the US now. The DOJ should not be taking any victory laps yet. This stuff is made in China and sent to Mexico where it is refined...then the cartels pay to have it taken across the border. Since DC says everyone who comes across can be flown to the destination of their choice, the Fentanyl is virtually everywhere at this point. They don't want to get you hooked on fentanyl, they want to kill you with it.

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Once control can be gotten at the border, that will at least help stem the overwhelming tide of illicitly manufactured fentanyl that has been pouring in.

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It's not just Mexico.  China and India are suppliers, too.

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Re: Fentanyl Pills packaged as Skittles and Nerd candy packages


@tansy wrote:

It's not just Mexico.  China and India are suppliers, too.


Yes but then it's not a dog whistle. I have read that Fentanyl is a "hot topic" on certain nightly shows.

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