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Portland-area law enforcement seized large amounts of fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine pills during a recent investigation.
Deputies with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit learned that an individual harboring a large number of illegal narcotics was traveling in the area on Sept. 18, according to Fox 12 Oregon.
Working with the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force, deputies tracked the suspect in a driving vehicle through Clackamas County. The deputies obtained a warrant allowing them to arrest the driver and search the vehicle.
Inside the car, deputies discovered 92,000 fentanyl pills, three pounds of cocaine and 10 pounds of methamphetamine. Additionally, the sheriff’s office noted that the cocaine was cut with fentanyl.
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The investigation would have taken months for the police. They believed the drug cache being trafficked may have been sold in the Portland area.
Fentanyl is very addictiveI am synthetic opioid that is nearly 100 times more potent than morphine, according to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. Sheriffs noted that even two milligrams of the product could cause an individual to die from an overdose.
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Following the seizure of the drugs by law enforcement, two people were arrested and convicted of drug possession – 23-year-old Easton Hallock and 24-year-old Talujah Miroff.
“Even the smallest amounts of fentanyl – a single pill – can kill,” Sheriff Mike Reese said in a statement obtained by Fox 12. “By removing more than 90,000 fentanyl pills from our streets, our deputies are saving countless lives.”
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