Archive for 2018

Seattle Area Drug Trafficker Allegedly Used Pill Press to Make Counterfeit Xanax

Federal drug trafficking charges have been filed against Gizachew Wondie, a resident of the Capitol Hill section of Seattle, on charges that he was manufacturing and selling counterfeit Xanax pills and other drugs. In addition to the discovery of a handgun, investigators found approximately 11,000 ‘Xanax’ pills stored in large plastic bags, and a large pill press.

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Rhode Island

Our 2018 information sheet summarizes recent counterfeit drug incidents in Rhode Island.

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Bay Area Adderall Counterfeiter Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

A Brisbane, California resident has been sentenced to ten years in prison for manufacturing and distributing counterfeit Adderall, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Gino Carl von Eckstein, who pleaded guilty in September, was originally charged with producing fake Adderall pills with pill presses located at a house he was using in San Leandro.

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Arizona Continues Battling Deadly Counterfeit Fentanyl Pills Smuggled By Drug Cartels

Arizona continues to battle against counterfeit pills made with fentanyl being smuggled across the border by Mexican drug cartels, and victims continue to stack up. One doctor warns about seeing teenagers being taken to the ER after ingesting these pills, and two families hope that by letting people know they lost loved ones to fake fentanyl pills, it might prevent someone else from making the same mistake…

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