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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

DEA Seized 36M Lethal Doses Of Fentanyl In 15-Week Period, Most Recent NY Seizure Found In LEGO Box

 "Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat



Fentanyl packaged like candy and placed into LEGO boxes has become what federal drug agents on Tuesday called "every parent's worst nightmare."

The DEA and law enforcement partners announced the first significant seizure of so-called rainbow fentanyl. It happened on September 28 when agents and officers stopped a vehicle on the Manhattan side of the Lincoln Tunnel that contained 15,000 multicolored pills.

The pills were imprinted with "30 M" to resemble 30mg oxycodone hydrochloride pills, usually prescribed to treat severe pain after an operation or a serious injury.

"The pills look like candy," said New York City's special narcotics prosecutor Bridgette Brennan. "We believe it is critically important to educate the public about this new form fentanyl is taking."

Rainbow fentanyl began showing up on the streets on the West Coast in February and has gradually made its way across the country.

The multicolored pills are similar looking to party drugs and are meant to be more appealing so Mexican cartels responsible for trafficking them can cultivate a new market among younger people, according to the DEA's Frank Tarrentino, who called it "newly packaged poison."

"Fentanyl is everywhere and it is on everything," Tarrentino said, noting some of the pills seized in the car were discovered in a yellow LEGO box.

The DEA says it seized 36 million lethal doses nationally after launching a 15-week enforcement and education campaign titled, "One Pill Can Kill."

About 500,000 of those lethal doses were found in New York State.

The 15,000 pills seized in New York City have an estimated street value of $300,000. Letitia Bush of Trenton, NJ was arrested on charges of criminal possession in the first and third degrees.

This was the largest seizure of fentanyl pills in New York City.

The DEA said it was important to sound the alarm about rainbow fentanyl before Halloween since the pills can look like any common candy.

19 comments:

  1. This is way out of hand.

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  2. Lookin like the colors out crayon box

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  3. They’re adding color to the pills so people dont confuse them for the real blue ones theyre also adding color to the powder fet so ppl dont confuse it with coke and OD..

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    1. How thoughtful of them, those drug peddlers aren't so bad after all, look how concerned they are with people accidentally overdosing on the fentanyl they manufacture in their primitive backyard labs

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    2. That’s true. That’s why dealers started doing that in Vancouver back in 2014 so it doesn’t get confused with the coke

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    3. 8:06 it's the same fentanyl laced pill, it's just in different colors.

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  4. My child wanted a set of Legos for Christmas. We aim to please, so we got him the Mega Star Wars Lego Extravaganza. My 8 year old son now has a $500 a week Fentanyl habit.

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    1. @8:48 Why would you write such stupidity? 💩🧠

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    2. 8:48 don't know how deathly fentanyl is.

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    3. $500 a week fent habit? hahahahaha a single $20 pill lasts the whole month and probabilities of an overdose still high.

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    4. Trolls want attention, and you all gave it to him. Technically so did I, but I’m only commenting in regards to you guy’s responses.

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    5. Dumbest sh1t I read on BB in a long time

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    6. 8:48 comment was sarcasm, relax. For many of us that work around tragedy on a daily basis we have developed a sick sense of humor. Relax

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  5. Marketing 101
    Everybody is wanting the newest thing out there

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  6. Are those the pills for the woke non binary people?

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  7. The collapsing empire, rotting from the inside!

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  8. @10:03 Don't @ me, pussy

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  9. My father just overdosed 9/1/22 from fetty %.03 H they selling in Chicago. He was 65 and depressed. I'm sure he would have rather went out on some #4. Either way this fetty issue isn't going to get better anytime sooner. I'm sober 3 yrs now but the grace of my high power.

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    1. Too many Junkies using drugs.

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