According to new data provided by the Texas DPS on Thursday, Operation Lone Star has seized 160 pounds of fentanyl within its targeted area. Other drugs seized within that area include marijuana (13,494 pounds), cocaine (2,430 pounds), meth (1,647 pounds), and heroin (37 pounds).
Combining activity inside and outside of Operation Lone Star’s area of interest, the Texas DPS has seized 886 pounds of fentanyl – approximately 200,790,522 lethal doses, according to data provided by the DPS in a slide presentation.
“They try and sell it as ‘synthetic heroin’ in order to increase their profits,” DPS seized drug system trainer Jennifer Hatch said. “But what ends up happening with a lot of these is they end up leading to death because people don’t know these are in the drugs they’re ingesting.”
“Most recently it’s been found in ecstasy tablets,” she later added.
A spokesperson also presented data showing Operation Lone Star has resulted in at least 165,497 migrant apprehensions and referrals. Operation Lone Star reported the additional seizure of 477 firearms, as well as over 10,000 criminal arrests.