Two men from Washington state were indicted Friday on charges that they trade fentanyl disguised as fake oxycodone pills, According to a, Skagit, and Whatcom county.
Two Washington state men were indicted Friday after a months-long investigation led authorities to seize $1 million in cash, 33 firearms, and thousands of fentanyl tablets, according to court records.
The two men were allegedly involved in the sale of tablets of fentanyl that were disguised as fake oxycodone pills, According to a, Skagit and Whatcom county, prosecutors said. https://t.co/AYyoj8hcTE
— The Seattle Times (@seattletimes) September 14, 2018
Following a tip in the end of July, the federal government supervises Griffin Thompson, 30, of Bellingham, as he stopped at the house of Bradley Woolard, 39, will be in Arlington before they get to the north, the Seattle Times reported.
Woolard and Thompson were suspected of involvement in the distribution of fentanyl pills designed to look like oxycodone in the different provinces in western Washington, said the Prosecutor of the V. S. Annette L. Hayes, for the Western District of Washington in a statement.
On a traffic stop, investigators found $ 8,000 in cash and 1,000 pills of fentanyl packaged to look like oxycodone, court documents said, according to the Times. Fentanyl is a highly addictive synthetic opioid stronger than morphine.
The following day, authorities raided Woolard home and found 10,000 pills of fentanyl, 33 firearms, and $980,000 in cash, according to court documents.
Woolard was arrested Sept. 1 while trying to cross the U.S.-mexico border, the U. S. Attorney’s Office said.
Thompson was Thursday arrested and charged with two counts: conspiracy and possession of fentanyl with the intent to sell them. He was scheduled to appear in U. S. District Court in Seattle on Friday.
Woolard, who has a priory felony drug charge from 2004, was charged Friday with five counts of drug distribution and illegal firearms possession. Prosecutors said that he was being held in San Diego and will appear in court later this month, the times reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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