40 pounds of fentanyl were seized from two homes in what is considered the largest drug bust in Bay Area history.
Two houses in Oakland and San Leandro were seized for the drug in the result of a wiretap investigation. Authorities say at least three pistols were also seized in the massive drug bust in the East Bay last month, with seven people arrested. According to the Mercury News, the prosecution is just the latest in a two-year long effort by the Northern District U.S. Attorney’s office to target fentanyl dealers, during which time overdose rates have spiked locally and nationally.
The bust also appears to be in connection with a prior federal prosecution, where eight individuals were charged with selling fentanyl last December.