A major fentanyl distribution operation was busted up on Thursday in Connecticut. The operation is believed to have ties to the Dark Net.
Connecticut police arrested nine people and took 2 ½ kilos of fentanyl, two kilos of MDMA, 50,000 counterfeit Xanax pills, 40 pounds of marijuana, two guns, and $500,000 in cold hard cash. Ongoing investigations have led police to believe that most of the fentanyl found in New England is being produced in China, and sold on Dark Net.
“Fentanyl is easily sourced from China in bulk via Dark Net site,” an opiate user told Vocativ in a separate story. “This stuff is also super cheap in comparison to actual heroin and is easier to synthesize due to it being a full synthetic and not needing access to heavily watched precursors.”
On the streets, and on Dark Net, heroin dealers are cutting they’re dope with fentanyl to make it stronger, as well as just selling the cheap fentanyl as high grade, uncut heroin to make the price increase. The problem with this business plan is that no matter the users’ tolerance, a