Fed Takes Down Huge Mass Drug Operation

The biggest single location seizure of illegal drugs in the history of New England was announced today in Boston.

Federal authorities said it amounted to millions of doses of narcotics with a street value of eight-million-dollars.

The North Shore Gang Task Force confiscated over 200 pounds of fentanyl, methamphetamine, other drugs, several guns and cash from a house in Lynn.

More specifically, according to the charging documents, the following drug quantities were seized from the basement of a two-family residential home that was occupied by multiple families and small children:

More than 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of white powder and rock like substances which field tested positive for methamphetamine and cocaine base.;

More than 17 kilograms (37 pounds) of suspected raw methamphetamine which equates to approximately more than 3.5 million individual doses;

Approximately 280,000 counterfeit Percocet pills, believed to contain fentanyl, weighing 28 kilograms (61 pounds) with a street value in the range of approximately, $1.4 million to over $7 million;

More than 27 kilograms (59 pounds) of counterfeit Adderall pills, believed to contain methamphetamine; and

Approximately 1.8 kilograms (four pounds) of brown rock and powder-like substances, which tested positive for cocaine, fentanyl and methamphetamine. This quantity of fentanyl equates to about 900,000 individual doses.

Three men have been charged and will be in federal court next week.

(Photo Credit: Department of Justice)

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