WARREN, Pa. – The Warren County Joint Drug Task Force raided a vehicle outside of the Quality Inn Friday afternoon leading to an arrest and the seizure of a large quantity of Blue M30 pills consistent with fentanyl and Percocet.
The raid was conducted at approximately 3 p.m. outside of Warren’s west-end hotel. Officers recovered Blue M30 pills that Chief Warren County Detective Thomas Kibbey said could be either Percocet or fentanyl.
“They could be Percocet, but we’re seeing a lot of counterfeit Percocet that does have fentanyl,” Kibbey said.
Kibbey stated that the individual (whose name hasn’t yet been released yet) was slated to be charged with possession with intent to distribute and criminal use of a communications facility (both felonies), and possession “to start with.”
The suspect was set to be arraigned later on Friday.
“A confidential source had given this individual’s name and number, stating that he was selling blue M30 pills,” Kibbey said Friday afternoon. “At that point, an undercover investigation was started, where he was making contact with an undercover officer and it was arranged for him to deliver.”
The investigation was conducted by the Warren County Drug Task Force, with assistance from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, City of Warren Police, Conewango Township Police, Homeland Security Investigations, and Warren County Adult Probation, with the Warren Fire Department on standby.
The raid comes a little more than a week after Warren City Police warned the public about counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl circulating in the area. In that warning, police said two overdose deaths related to the pills had occurred in December. One of those deaths led to a Warren man being charged with multiple felonies.
“We do think some of the pills are related to recent overdoses in the area,” Kibbey said. “We’re putting an emphasis on trying to take out dealers who are bringing in these blue pills. If you see any of these pills, please contact the Warren County Drug Task Force.”