An estimated $3 million worth of fentanyl-laced pills were seized in Huntington Park on Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD).

The Southeast Regional Narcotics crew from the sheriff’s East Los Angeles station led the bust, with two Hispanic males arrested on multiple drug charges.

“During the early morning hours of May 10th, 2022, the Southeast Regional Narcotics crew, working out of the East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station, executed a narcotic related search warrant in the city of Huntington Park,” LASD said through social media while posting a photo of the confiscated drugs. “The search warrant resulted in the seizure of approximately 150,000 counterfeit blue “M-30” pills, believed to contain fentanyl.”

The counterfeit “M-30,” or “Mexican blues” are typically sold as oxycodone and may often contain lethal amounts of fentanyl, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The DEA says that these pills are often bought by high school and college students in black markets and social media referrals, believing they are a form of Adderall or Xanax, commonly known as “study drugs.”

Along with the laced pills, LASD said it found 94 pounds of methamphetamine and two kilograms of powdered fentanyl with street values of $188,000 and $100,000, respectively.



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