Attorney General William Barr just made his move, and 35 people have been arrested so far. He is proving that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is ready to work on behalf of the American people again.
In what is being known as Operation Cookout, the DOJ coordinated with “law enforcement agencies in Virginia, North Carolina and Texas” and “executed a major arrest operation” connected to illegal drug trafficking.
The 35 individuals who been arrested stand accused of coordinating “a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute large amounts of heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, and cocaine base,” said the DOJ.
U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger said, “This massive interdiction of narcotics, which included enough fentanyl to kill over 14 million people, is proof positive of the power and strength of federal, state, and local law enforcement collaboration.”
President Trump promised from day one that he would put our nation back on the offensive against the drugs that are destroying our communities and families. Particular attention has been brought to the synthetic opioid called fentanyl.
The CDC notes that fentanyl is “50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.” When used properly, it can relieve severe pain, however, “most recent cases of fentanyl-related harm, overdose, and death in the U.S. are linked to illegally made fentanyl.”
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