As reported by the Dayton Daily News, U.S postal Inspectors kept 1,500 counterfeit pills made with fentanyl off the streets by intercepting the package before it could be delivered to a house on Fer Don Road. According to a search warrant affidavit and return filed in Dayton’s U.S. District Court, inside the nine-ounce package originally mailed from Falmouth, Massachusetts was 1,500 blue-colored pills marked with “V/4812” made with methoxyacetyl fentanyl. Pills marked with “V/4812” are supposed to be 30-milligram oxycodone.
The Dayton Daily News reported that the Montgomery County RANGE task force had a possible suspect at that address who was receiving narcotics through the mail. Postal records showed that packages from Arizona, California, and Colorado had been shipped to that address. On March 6, 2018, U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Providence, RI informed officials that they were in possession of two packages sent from a suspected online narcotics vendor. One package contained 101 oxycodone pills and the second one was destined for the house on Fer Don Road in Dayton, OH. The package arrived in Cincinnati the following day, but a canine drug dog was not used due to concerns over its health. On March 12, a magistrate judge approved a search of the package and testing showed the pills to be counterfeit.
At the time of their reporting, the Dayton Daily News was unable to name the suspect. Either charges have not been filed against them or they are under seal.