Dozens arrested in takedown of multistate opioid distribution network

By | April 17, 2018

Dozens of people have been charged with distributing heroin and fentanyl in the takedown of a drug distribution network operating in West Virginia and Michigan, Justice Department officials said Tuesday.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that nearly 100 people have been targeted for arrest in the operation that dismantled the multistate “Peterson Drug Trafficking Organization.” Law enforcement officials have seized enough fentanyl in the ongoing takedown to kill more than 250,000 people, he said.

“Our great country has never seen drug deaths like we’re seeing today,” Sessions said. “Under President Trump’s strong leadership, the Department of Justice has taken historic new actions …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News