Government Targets Fentanyl, Heroin Ring
A recent government crackdown on illegal drugs removed thousands of pounds of fentanyl and heroin from the streets.
Operation Saigon Sunset, a joint effort between the DOJ and federal and state authorities, targeted 100 defendants for arrest who are part of a major multistate heroin and fentanyl distribution network, called the Peterson Drug Trafficking Organization .
The initiative “removed from our streets enough fentanyl to kill more than 250,000 people and massive amounts of other drugs that would have wreaked havoc and misery on our good citizens,” says U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart. “Best yet, today’s actions have resulted in the destruction of a supply network, the supplier of suppliers of illicit drugs.”