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90K Fentanyl Pills Confiscated After Undercover Operation in Las Vegas

90K Fentanyl Pills Confiscated After Undercover Operation in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV: Law enforcement confiscated over 90,000 illegal fentanyl tablets and 13 pounds of methamphetamine during a raid on Wednesday. The suspected dealer was caught selling the drugs with a child present in a booster seat.

Jorge Rodriguez-Medina and Jose Sanchez-Lobo are accused of conspiring to distribute fentanyl and possessing fentanyl and meth with the intent to distribute, according to records.

The DEA recently discovered a Mexican guy trafficking tablets and fentanyl in Las Vegas, according to records. An undercover cop agreed to buy around 90,000 fentanyl pills from the man’s courier at a parking area near Owens Avenue and Nellis Boulevard in the East Valley on Feb. 21.

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Investigators reported that a guy, later identified as Rodriguez-Medina, came at the auction and claimed he was there to “count the money.” Shortly after, another man named Sanchez-Lobo arrived in a vehicle with a woman and a little child in the backseat, according to records.

The luggage contained packets with a material similar to methamphetamine and little blue tablets resembling fentanyl pills, according to records.

The two individuals were subsequently apprehended by undercover investigators. The bag contained around 13 pounds of methamphetamine. The bag contained around 90,000 fentanyl pills.

DEA officials would not reveal the identification of the Mexican individual, stating that it was still unclear as of Thursday.

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DEA agents stated that only a small amount of fentanyl is required to cause death. Consuming “M-30” pills can be particularly hazardous due to variations in their chemical composition and combinations.

Overdose deaths in Clark County related to fentanyl rose by 97%, from 73 deaths to 144 deaths, between 2020 and 2023, according to the Southern Nevada Health District. Approximately 108,000 individuals in the United States perished due to a drug overdose between August 2021 and August 2022, with fentanyl being the primary cause of death.

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