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$321k worth of fentanyl pills found in Coffeyville

COFFEYVILLE — On March 17th, 2023, Detectives with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were informed that an individual located a PVC pipe full of blue pills at their place of work in the Coffeyville, Kansas area.

Detectives contacted the individual and made arrangements to take custody of the PVC pipe containing the blue pills.

After careful examination, Detectives determined the pills to be fentanyl. These pills are commonly referred to as “Dirty-Thirty” pills. These pills are made to look like oxycodone pills.

Detectives, along with Kansas Bureau of Investigations counted a total of 5,354 fentanyl pills. The rough street value of these pills is estimated at $321,240. Further testing will be conducted on the fentanyl pills.

“I want to thank the individual that located this PVC pipe laying on the ground, and calling the Sheriff’s Office. This individual probably saved multiple lives and definitely hurt someone’s illegal business.” Sheriff Ron Wade said, “We have roughly 31,000 citizens in Montgomery County. We just took possession of 5,354 fentanyl pills, which potentially could have killed almost 18% of our population in Montgomery County, if it had ended up in the wrong hands.”

Keep in mind, drug dealers and cartel are always trying to disguise the looks of these pills to attract our youth. If you see any of these pills, please do not touch them and contact your local law enforcement.”

Detectives are continuing their investigation on where these pills came from.

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