Suspects were selling fake oxycodone and fentanyl pills, police say
ADAMS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Three Decatur residents were arrested on Saturday for drug trafficking after police said they sold fake oxycodone and fentanyl tablets.
Raymond Guerra and Tammy L. Betz of Decatur were arrested on two counts of drug trafficking, felonies 4 and 5.
Cecelia Silva of rural Decatur was arrested on three (3) counts of drug trafficking, felonies 4 and 5.
Details of the cases have not been released, but the Adams County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation took about six months.
The sheriff’s office released this information:
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office Investigator works with Decatur PD, Bluffton PD and the Wells County Sheriff’s Department. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office investigator has also worked with the Allen County Drug Task Force, as well as DEA and ATF agents over the past few years.
The Department of Justice and the DEA inform that the addiction to OPIATE has increased with the sales of counterfeit oxycodone “FENTANYL” pills. These counterfeit fentanyl pills have caused 93,000 overdose deaths in the United States over the past two years.
These counterfeit fentanyl pills are deadlier than ever.
DEA lab tests reveal that today four (4) out of (10) ten counterfeit fentanyl pills contain a potentially lethal dose. Additionally, the number of counterfeit pills containing fentanyl has jumped nearly 430% since 2019.
The pervasiveness of these illicit drugs, and the fatal overdose that too often results from them, is a problem that cuts across America, from small towns like Decatur, Adams County, to big cities and everything in between. A PILL CAN KILL!!
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office will continue to use all of its resources at its disposal to SAVE LIVES, complementing strong enforcement efforts with PUBLIC outreach and awareness campaigns.
Adams County residents are strongly encouraged to call the Adams County Sheriff’s Office with advice on illegal drug activity in our attempt to continue to make Adams County safe.