An Illinois drug dealer that had 8,000 fentanyl-laced pills, that could have ended thousands of behind bars. Patch

Oscar Pena, a 22-year-old Mundelein, Illinois man was arrested after an investigation by local, state, and federal authorities.

“This drug trafficker had the ability to end countless lives with the fentanyl laced pills he was trying to distribute throughout the region." - Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg

Mr. Pena was accused of selling drugs and guns, in a very big and epic way. An undercover operation turned up a large amount of weapons and drugs, wow:

Three guns

15 grams of cocaine

2,500 fentanyl-laced pills 

5,500 fentanyl-laced pills packaged for distribution

A large quantity of ammunition

The amount of fentanyl-laced pills and fentanyl -laced pills packaged for distribution, is very disturbing. These can lead to death upon consumption and even touch. This undercover operation has potentially saved thousands of lives in Illinois.

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So what are the charges against the 22-year-old Mundelein, Illinois man you ask? Get a load of this:

  • Armed violence
  • Gun running
  • Possession of a defaced firearm
  • Two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon
  • Unlawful possession of ammunition by a felon
  • Unlawful possession of cocaine with intent to deliver
  • Three counts of unlawful possession of fentanyl with intent to deliver
  • Unlawful possession of fentanyl with intent to deliver
  • Eight counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver

Oscar Pena had his bail set at $1.5 million.



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