Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’

KANSAS: Pills Seized in October 2018 Were Counterfeits Testing Shows

Thirty-one light blue pills seized in a drug investigation were identified by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation as counterfeits made with fentanyl in the first week of June, 2019. The pills were marked with the markings of legitimate oxycodone. The Parson Sun reports that the pills were discovered in a Parsons, KS, motel room on…

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Counterfeit Fentanyl Pills Continue To Claim Lives In Arizona

Law enforcement and medical professionals continue to warn the residents of Arizona that any pill purchased on the street most likely contains fentanyl and could kill them. From San Luis to Scottsdale to Buckeye, teenagers across the state are taking these fake pills, sometimes with tragic results…

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Four Counterfeit Drug Incidents in Arizona Highlight Risks of Fake Pills

2019 has already been a busy year for fentanyl cases in Arizona. Thousands of counterfeit fentanyl pills have been seized, a woman selling pills out of a convenience store has been charged, a 15-year-old suffered a non-fatal overdose at school from what is thought to have been a counterfeit pill, and Customs and Border Protection seized 254 founds of fentanyl hidden in a shipment of cucumbers at the port of entry at Nogales…

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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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Arizona Woman Sentenced To 12 Years For Selling Fake Pills That Killed One Man

A federal judge sentenced Fany Madrigal-Lopez to 12 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit oxycodone pills made with fentanyl. Even after she learned of one customer’s death in November 2016, she continued to sell those pills until law enforcement finally caught up with her in August 2017…

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Teenager Stopped At Border Crossing With Suspected Fake Fentanyl Pills

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and their canines had a busy day in Arizona on September 18th. Officers at the Port of Nogales stopped two smuggling attempts, including one man with over a pound of fentanyl taped to his legs. At the Port of San Luis, a 16-year-old was stopped with over a quarter pound of suspected fake fentanyl pills taped to his legs…

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Arizona

Our 2018 information sheet summarizes recent counterfeit drug incidents in Arizona.

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