Massachusetts State Police seize 47,000 fentanyl pills

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NEW BEDFORD – Massachusetts State Police and their local police partners continue to make progress in their efforts to interdict large-scale dealers of fentanyl pills.

In a statement released yesterday, the MSP announced the arrest of Bestlee Vazquez for trafficking fentanyl pills passed off as oxycodone.

This arrest was made by the task force and is part of an ongoing investigation into fentanyl pill tracking in Bristol and Plymouth counties.

Last month, the same task force seized approximately 47,000 fentanyl pills as part of a different investigation.

The pills, which were blue and stamped with the marking M-30, resembled real 30-milligram pharmaceutical-grade oxycodone pills.

The street value of the pills, if sold to drug users at current 30-milligram oxycodone prices, is approximately $1.23 million.

The February seizure in southeastern Massachusetts was made during the execution of a court-authorized search warrant.

The Massachusetts State Police Special Tactical Operations Team made entry into the location that was searched.

The pills, along with $85,000 cash in suspected drug trafficking proceeds, were seized.

The investigation was begun in January 2023 and is still ongoing.

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