Feds: Malden men face trafficking charges after bust produced thousands of counterfeit pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine – Boston News, Weather, Sports


BOSTON (WHDH) – Two men from Malden face criminal charges after federal investigators said they were arrested with nearly 10,000 counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine.

Igor Desouza, 25, and Matthew Ramos, 24, were charged Wednesday with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, 40 grams or more of fentanyl and other controlled substances, according to the United States. Prosecutor’s office.

A search of the homes of the accused in May revealed a firearm, more than 200 cartridges, black tar heroin, MDMA crystals, cocaine, doses of LSD, nearly 10,000 pills suspected of include thousands of methamphetamine pills squeezed to look like Adderall or Xanax, thousands of fentanyl pills squeezed to look like oxycodone, thousands of MDMA pills, amphetamines and oxycodone, a said the prosecutor’s office.

Desouza and Ramos are accused of drug trafficking in and around the Malden region.

Desouza is scheduled to appear in federal court in Boston for the first time on December 3. It’s unclear when Ramos will be called to court.

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