West Michigan Drug Enforcement Team See Increase in Fake Adderall Pills Containing Methamphetamine

ByDonald L. Leech

Dec 3, 2021


The main objective of the anti-fraud team is to dismantle the traffickers or the drug suppliers to combat this problem.

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Michigan – Fake prescription pills containing methamphetamine are on the rise here in western Michigan.

They look like prescription Adderall pills, but on closer inspection they actually look chalkier and contain methamphetamine.

The West Michigan Enforcement Team, which serves Muskegon and Ottawa counties, has seen a sharp increase in the number of drug seizures in the past four to five months.

“There has certainly been a significant increase since even last year we did not seize any fake pills or meth pills and now in two to three months more than 30,000 fake Adderall pills have been discovered in the area.” said Det. 1st Lt. Andy Foster, Michigan State Police Task Force (MSP) Commander 6th District.

More than 13,000 methamphetamine pills were seized from a home with a pill press in Muskegon Heights in early October.

Another 15,000 methamphetamine pills were found during an MSP traffic check in Muskegon County in late August.

So what is the reason for this dramatic increase?

“It could be a way to hide the real crystal meth and hide it in plain sight,” Foster said.

The drugs were sold clinch and on social media. The main objective of the anti-fraud team is to dismantle the traffickers or the drug suppliers to combat this problem.

“This information comes from the public and different police departments. We also use informants who want to use information about people selling or trafficking drugs. And we use our undercover detectives to actively and proactively go out and pursue people. selling drugs in our streets and communities.

The law enforcement team has yet to see any fake pills containing fentanyl; however, it is a concern. According to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), a lethal dose of fentanyl is small enough to fit on the tip of a pencil.

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