Posts Tagged ‘Pennsylvania’


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


110 Pounds of Fentanyl Seized at Port of Philadelphia

U. S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents, during a routine inspection, discovered 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of illicit fentanyl powder that had been hidden in a shipment of iron oxide from China. According to CBP, a narcotics detector dog alerted agents to the presence of the drugs inside barrels of iron oxide that had arrived at the facility in late June.


Counterfeit fentanyl pills in Pennsylvania

Counterfeit fentanyl pills in Pennsylvania Click here to read PSM’s Fentanyl 101. Since 2012, drug traffickers have been selling North Americans counterfeit medications made from fentanyl, a dangerous painkiller 25-40 times stronger than heroin, and even stronger synthetic opioids like carfentanil. The problem has spread to at least 49 states, and many Americans have suffered…