Cumberland drug deal ends with $4.6 million worth of fake pills seized

ByDonald L. Leech

Sep 19, 2022

CUMBERLAND, RI – Federal drug enforcement authorities have arrested a Cumberland man and seized 660,500 fake adderall pills in what Rhode Island U.S. Attorney Zachary Cunha called the “largest seizure” of this type in the United States.

Dylan Rodas, 27, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking in connection with the huge bust that took place in late March, officials said.

Speaking at a news conference in Providence on Monday morning, officials said the drugs seized by federal drug enforcement officers were worth about $4.6 million.

During the search, two pill presses capable of pressing more than 5,000 tablets per hour were also found, in what authorities called an “industrial-scale” drug manufacturing operation.

Officials said the methamphetamine came from Mexico.

According to Cunha, the pills weighed a total of 660 pounds – “about the weight of a V8 car engine or a small grand piano”, he added.

Other drugs seized during the investigation include fentanyl and crack cocaine, along with $15,000 in cash and seven handguns.

The guns included two ghost guns and two guns with defaced serial numbers, officials said.

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