FBI Seizes 220 Pounds of Drugs in a Massachusetts Drugs Bust
Some Fentanyl Pills Were Shaped Like Small Pink Hearts
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Lynn, Massachusetts — In what is believed to be the largest single-location drug bust in Massachusetts, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized over 220 pounds of drugs last week, including 20 pounds of pink, heart-shaped fentanyl pills.
According to a press release from the Justice Department, an FBI task force seized an estimated 10 million doses of drugs, valued at $8 million, on November 1 in Lynn, a city located north of Boston. The seizure included eight million doses of methamphetamine and fentanyl-laced powder and pills
The FBI task force uncovered 20 pounds of pink, heart-shaped pills that were laced with fentanyl and designed to resemble candy, according to the Justice Department. Additionally, fake Adderall pills that were believed to contain methamphetamines, as well as brown powder-like and rock substances that tested positive for cocaine and other drugs, were discovered.
Authorities have arrested three men for allegedly running a large-scale drug trafficking organization. The Justice Department identified the suspects as Emilio Garcia, 25, known as "6," Sebastien Bejin, 33, known as "Bash," and Deiby Felix, 40. Garcia and Bejin were charged with two counts, including possession of controlled substances with the intent to distribute, while Felix was charged with one count for the possession of controlled substances and the intent to distribute.
The three men are scheduled to appear in court on November 13, according to The Daily Wire. If convicted, they could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 per charge.
The investigation leading to the arrests began in July following an overdose death in Salem, Massachusetts. Investigators traced the drug trafficking organization allegedly led by Bejin, Garcia, and Felix back to this incident, the Justice Department noted.
This significant drug bust highlights the ongoing efforts of law enforcement agencies to combat drug trafficking and the distribution of dangerous substances. The FBI, in collaboration with local authorities, remains committed to dismantling drug networks and bringing those responsible to justice.