More than 1,000 fentanyl pills seized in Bledsoe Co.

BLEDSOE COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) — Law enforcement seized more than 1,000 fentanyl pills during an investigation on April 20.

Drug Task Force (DTF) agents arrested two people during this investigation.

The 12th Judicial Drug Task Force said they found the counterfeit pills in Bledsoe County.

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Counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl, (Courtesy: 12th Judicial Drug Task Force)

They explained that the pills are disguised to look like prescription oxycodone pills. However, manufacturers made the pills illegally in a covert lab. The pills have fentanyl as an active ingredient.

The DTF estimated the street value of these pills to be $15,000.

Law enforcement in the Tennessee Valley is fighting a daily battle with fentanyl, which is one of the main causes for overdoses, the task force said.

They added that the District Attorney’s Office, Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department, Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office and Pikeville Police Department assisted in the investigation.

The investigation is still ongoing as well.


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