5,000 counterfeit oxycodone pills containing 6 pounds of fentanyl seized, suspects arrested following HSI Kansas City investigation
CRAWFORD COUNTY, Kan. — The Joint Fentanyl Impact Team, which comprises members of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Kansas City, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Kansas Highway Patrol, seized 5,000 counterfeit oxycodone pills containing approximately 6 pounds of fentanyl with help from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, the Pittsburg Police Department and the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 3.
A Joint Fentanyl Impact Team investigation into suspicious activity led authorities to execute a search warrant around 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 2 in the Kansas city of Pittsburg. During the search, law enforcement officials discovered the counterfeit oxycodone pills, commonly referred to as “dirty 30s.” The pills are suspected to contain approximately six pounds of fentanyl. Authorities also seized a large amount of cash, ammunition and numerous firearms.
Officials arrested Horace Wright, 39, of Pittsburg, for possession of opiates, opium or narcotic drugs; possession of marijuana; possession of methamphetamine; possession of drug sale paraphernalia; criminal possession of a firearm; and aggravated child endangerment.
Authorities also arrested Amanda Lee, 43, of Pittsburg, for possession of opiates, opium or narcotic drugs; possession of marijuana; possession of methamphetamine; possession of drug sale paraphernalia; criminal possession of firearm; and aggravated child endangerment.
The suspects were booked into the Crawford County Jail. The investigation is ongoing.
HSI is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), responsible for investigating transnational crime and threats, specifically those criminal organizations that exploit the global infrastructure through which international trade, travel, and finance move. HSI’s workforce of more than 8,700 employees consists of more than 6,000 special agents assigned to 237 cities throughout the United States, and 93 overseas locations in 56 countries. HSI’s international presence represents DHS’ largest investigative law enforcement presence abroad and one of the largest international footprints in U.S. law enforcement.
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