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Authorities seize 5 pounds of fentanyl-laced counterfeit drugs in Hinds County

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The counterfeit drugs are said to have a street value of $600,000 (credit: HCSO)

On Thursday, May 5, Hinds County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN), and Homeland Security (HSI) conducted an investigation at a location located on Interstate 55 near Elton Road in south Jackson.

During the investigation, Investigators utilized a HCSO K9, which provided a positive odor response to a container. HCSO Investigators obtained a search warrant for the container. During the execution, investigators located approximately twenty-two (22) clear bags in a safe containing blue pills. The pills contained the markings M/30 on them.

The pills were confirmed to be counterfeit. While crafted to appear as Oxycodone, lab analysis determined that they are composed of Tylenol and Fentanyl. These should be considered very lethal doses if consumed, authorities say.

Authorities confiscated 5 pounds of counterfeit medication last week (credit: HCSO)

No subjects were on location and the investigation is ongoing for future arrests. The total package weight is approximately five (5) lbs. and contains approximately 22,000 dosage units. The street value of the pills is approximately $600,000.00.

If anyone has any information on this case, contact the Hinds County Sheriff Office at 601-974-2900.

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