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Police Arrest Two Men, Confiscate Thousands of Fentanyl Pills

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Pair is believed to have produced and distributed large amounts of the dangerous drug

Two men are in custody and thousands of fentanyl pills have been confiscated in Evansville. WNIN’s John Gibson has the story:

Police say detectives with the Joint Task Force Narcotics Unit arrested Ethan Parker and Joshua Harvey in the 700 block of Bayard Park Drive this week.

Parker was charged with two counts of drug dealing while Harvey was charged with one count.

EPD Sgt. Anna Gray says the investigation started in August, when detectives received information that both Parker and Harvey were producing and distributing large amounts of fentanyl pills that looked like prescription medications.

Gray says task force detectives seized thousands of fentanyl pills, two pill presses, and a large amount of fentanyl powder.

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid blamed for tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S. in recent years.