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Police in the Portland area seized large quantities of fentanyl pills, methamphetamine and cocaine during a recent investigation.
Delegates from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Unit became aware that a person carrying a massive amount of illegal narcotics was traveling through the region on Sept. 18, according to TBEN 12 Oregon.
Working with the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force, the officers tracked the suspect in a vehicle that entered Clackamas County. Officers were given a warrant to stop the driver and search the vehicle.
In the car, officers found 92,000 fentanyl pills, three pounds of cocaine and ten pounds of meth. In addition, the sheriff noted that the cocaine had been adulterated with fentanyl.
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The investigation has reportedly taken months by the police. They believed the stockpile of drugs being trafficked would have been sold in the Portland area.
Fentanyl is a very addictI have synthetic opioid that is nearly 100 times stronger than morphine, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration. Sheriffs noted that even two milligrams of the product can cause a person to die from an overdose.
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After police seized the drugs, two people were arrested and charged with drug possession: Easton Hallock, 23, and Talujah Miroff, 24.
“Even the smallest amounts of fentanyl — one pill — can be fatal,” Sheriff Mike Reese said in a statement obtained by TBEN 12. “By taking more than 90,000 fentanyl pills off our street, our agents are saving countless lives.”
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