Texas Officials’ Claim About State Trooper’s Fentanyl Exposure Called Into Question

Another day, another immediately-called-out claim from law enforcement asserting an improbable fentanyl tale. The latest example of this marathon of misinformation continuing despite those aforementioned swift callouts comes from the official Twitter account of the Texas Department of Public Safety, which said in a peculiarly constructed post this week that “one of our troopers became ill after being exposed to a substance” while searching a vehicle.
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Columbia man arrested in fentanyl bust

A Columbia man was charged Friday in federal court with distributing fentanyl after investigators learned a package containing drugs was going to be delivered to his home. The post Columbia man arrested in fentanyl bust appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
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Man charged after Bloomington police seize 108,000 fentanyl pills

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Bloomington police say a man has been arrested and charged after he was found with enough fentanyl pills to kill a fifth of Minnesota's population.Police Chief Booker Hodges said Thursday that the man, identified as Marcus Trice, had 108,000 pills -- weighing roughly 24 pounds. A federal indictment filed last week says Trice, 36, faces one count of felony aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. He is in Sherburne County Jail.Investigators found the pills on Aug. 31 after he used someone else's identity to pay for a hotel room. Hodges says there were six overdoses last year in Bloomington. There have been 12 so far this year.
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Berkeley brothers plead guilty to dealing fentanyl in San Francisco Tenderloin neighborhood

SAN FRANCISCO -- A pair of Berkeley brothers have pleaded guilty to selling fentanyl in San Francisco's troubled Tenderloin neighborhood.Now, Juan Carlos Hernandez-Ordonez and David Ordonez face lengthy federal prison terms when they are sentenced later this year.According to federal prosecutors, Juan Carlos Hernandez-Ordonez pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal charge of distributing 40 grams or more of fentanyl in the Tenderloin District.David Ordonez had pleaded guilty on September 15 to conspiring with his brother to distribute fentanyl and to charges involving distribution of fentanyl and methamphetamine.In his plea agreement, 18-year-old Hernandez-Ordonez admitted to traveling time and again with his...

Man sentenced for possession of meth and fentanyl

IDAHO FALLS — A local man has been sentenced after he was caught in a parking lot with drugs and the woman he was with turned him in. Dustin James McGinnis, 32, was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison. McGinnis was originally charged with two counts of...

Raleigh County Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Crime

BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Sean Hafesh, 33, of Daniels, Raleigh County, pleaded guilty today to distribution of fentanyl. According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 6, 2021, Hafesh sold approximately 3.7 grams of suspected heroin to a confidential informant at a residence in Daniels, West Virginia. The West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory confirmed the controlled substance was fentanyl.

Woman arrested after deputies find 360,000 fentanyl pills in Pinal County

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. - A woman was arrested after authorities found 360,000 fentanyl pills inside a vehicle during a traffic stop in Arizona. On Aug. 18, the U.S. Attorney's Office says Maria Fernanda Granillo-Velazquez, a 21-year-old Mexican resident, was driving a vehicle along Interstate 10 when she was stopped by Pinal County deputies.

Woman arrested in Arizona with 36 kilograms of fentanyl pills

PHOENIX — A woman was arrested in Arizona after approximately 36 kilograms of fentanyl were seized from the vehicle she was in during a traffic stop. Maria Fernanda Granillo-Velasquez of Mexico, 21, was charged in August for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona said in a press release.

U.S. Border Patrol agents seize 500,000 doses of fentanyl entering Michigan

DETROIT, Mich. (WJRT) - A K-9 team from U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Detroit seized a suspicious package containing 500,000 fatal doses of illegal fentanyl last week. A cargo shipping facility in Metro Detroit alerted federal authorities about the package on Sept. 23. A K-9 sniffed the package and alerted the presence of narcotics, according to U.S. Border Patrol agents.

Arizona woman sentenced for fentanyl possession in Shelby County

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An Arizona woman was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison after she was caught with fentanyl in Shelby County. The U.S. Department of Justice says Adalinda Saucedo, 28, has been sentenced for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. According to the DOJ, an agent with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office West […]