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  1. crosscreekcooter

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    Boston authorities said they seized more than 33 pounds of fentanyl—enough to kill millions of people—in connection with one of Massachusetts’ biggest drug busts ever.



    In announcing the results of a six-month wiretap probe called "Operation High Hopes," prosecutors said the synthetic opioid was being sold on the street by a drug gang with links to Mexico’s notorious Sinaloa Cartel, the drug organization once led by Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.

    “I want to be clear about the size and scope here,” District Attorney Daniel Conley said at a news conference Thursday. “Massachusetts’ fentanyl trafficking statute covers quantities greater than 10 grams. That threshold represents less than 1/1000 of the quantity we’ve taken off the street.”

    He said the number of overdoses the seized fentanyl could have caused “is truly staggering.”

    “Individuals who buy and sell at this level aren’t users,” Conley said. “They’re not small-time dealers, either. They’re certainly not selling to support a habit. They’re trafficking in addictive substances that claim more lives in Massachusetts than all homicides, all suicides, and all car crashes, statewide, combined.”
    The Boston Herald quoted a law enforcement source as saying that the 33-plus pounds of fentanyl is enough to kill more than 7 million people in its raw form. Massachusetts population is 6.8 million.


    Authorities said the biggest fish netted in the probe, conducted by Boston police and agents from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, was Robert Contreras, 42, of Boston. He was arrested at his home Thursday and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

    Conley said the probe’s initial focus was a Contreras customer, Edward Soto-Perez, 43, of Boston.

    He said he took the “rare step of approving a wiretap” because Soto-Perez had been so adept at protecting the addresses of his stash houses and the identities of his suppliers.

    Conley said the wiretap eventually led to Soto-Perez's biggest supplier, Contreras, and established Contreras' direct ties to the Sinaloa cartel.

    The DA said 36 others were also arrested in the probe and that investigators also seized cocaine, heroin, two guns and $300,000 in cash.
     
  2. Swamp Donkey

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    They have dreams.
     
    • AugustaGator

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      They have not been seen in 6 months?
       
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      A lot are hyphenated?
       
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        2018 committed f$u athletes/all sports
         
        • Okeechobee Joe

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          They were members of Latino Achievers Club in high school.
           
          • Bammer

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            • Okeechobee Joe

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              The left wants to demonize doctors who write prescriptions for opioids like hydrocodone, oftentimes legitimately, when the real problem is Mexican drug sellers but no one wants to talk about that because if you do you're racist.
               
            • Bait'n Gator

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              It's probably safe to say Junior wasn't the brains of the operation.
               
              • itsgr82bag8r

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                Would do both back in the day.
                 
                • Swamp Donkey

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                  They are just doing jobs that Americans wont do.
                   
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                  • Okeechobee Joe

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                    They all want to be neurosurgeons.
                     
                    • ChiefGator

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                      It is not just the left that believes doctors write prescriptions for opiods too often. I would like a limit of say three days worth at most unless you are in a hospital.

                      Not that those drug dealers are not an issue as well.
                       
                    • Bait'n Gator

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                      They say they confiscated 33 lbs of fentanyl, enough to kill 7 million people. I'd have to find out the effect the 33 lbs would have on these 30 some odd idiots. Kill 2 birds with 1 stone.
                       
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                        Bush was spouting off about that, and amnesty, again this week.
                         
                        • Swamp Donkey

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                          That guy.

                          Trying to improve his reputation by becoming the next John McCain.
                           
                          • Okeechobee Joe

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                            Bush was saying that Americans don't want to pick cotton in 105 degree heat. Doesn't he know that most cotton picking is mechanized? I remember his dad didn't know what a barcode was when he went to a supermarket when he was President.
                             
                            #17 Okeechobee Joe, Feb 11, 2018
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                          • itsgr82bag8r

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                            Just like Obama didn't know what a real job was either...... and still doesn't.
                             
                            • pilot-in-fla

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                              So, a doctor's visit every three days or just waiting to fill a three day prescription? It doesn't seem like that would work out well for someone bedridden with chronic pain.
                               
                            • TLB

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                              Because they just need to rub some dirt on it and head back to the pharmacy every three days. Simple!
                               

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