CBS Austin is reporting a 51-year-old lecturer that worked in the University of Texas system has been arrested as part of a larger underground ring that was manufacturing and selling counterfeit Adderall made with methamphetamine. Lecturer Rose Rodriguez-Rabin is accused of making counterfeit Adderall using methamphetamine inside her apartment in suburban San Antonio.
According to KENS5, authorities seized close to 40,000 fake Adderall pills from Rodriguez-Rabin’s apartment. KENS5 also notes that a second individual named Brandon Simms has also been arrested in the case. KSAT reports a “machine to make the pills” was also seized during the raid.
Dante Sorianello, DEA Special Agent in charge described for CBS Austin what they found when searching Rodriguez-Rabin’s apartment: “We found what we would call very contaminated areas with lots of unknown powders and chemicals, and due to that fact, for the safety of everyone involved, we brought in HAZMAT and specially-trained DEA agents to test those substances and wear protective equipment to ensure we don’t have some sort of accidental overdose.”
Rodriguez-Rabin who was arrested after a DEA undercover operation, referred to herself as ‘Irene Adler’ when she was allegedly conducting the business of selling her fake Adderall, reports KSAT.
While this is the most recent fake Adderall bust in San Antonio, it is not the first. According to the San Antonio Express a 26-year-old named Trevor Alan Robinson was sentenced to ten years in prison for his role in manufacturing and selling counterfeit Adderall, Xanax, and oxycodone, made with fentanyl and/or methamphetamine. Authorities seized 500 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 500 grams of cocaine, 10 kilograms of fraudulent Oxycodone tablets laced with fentanyl, 4 kilograms of fraudulent Adderall tablets laced with methamphetamine and 5 kilograms of fake Xanax tablets a the time of his arrest in May, 2017. Robinson’s co-conspirator, Alaa Mohammed Allawi, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for being the ringleader of the operation.