An FBI raid in Lynn, Massachusetts, resulted in one of the largest single location seizures of fentanyl and other drugs in history, according to Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Joshua Levy. The raid also led to the arrest of Emilio Garcia, believed to be the leader of a drug trafficking ring, along with Sebastien Bejin and Deiby Felix. All three individuals are residents of Lynn.
During the raid, which took place on November 1, the FBI executed a search warrant at a two-family home in Lynn and three other locations. The authorities allegedly seized nearly 230 pounds of suspected drugs, including hundreds of thousands of counterfeit Percocet and Adderall pills containing fentanyl and meth. Additionally, approximately 40 pounds of raw meth were confiscated. The total value of the seized drugs is estimated to be around $8 million.
Among the drugs seized, the FBI discovered over 20 pounds of fentanyl pills made to resemble pink Valentine’s Day conversation heart candies. Special Agent Jodi Cohen warned that such deceptive drugs can be fatal, especially to young people.
The investigation into the drug ring began in July 2023 after a man died from an overdose in Salem. State and local police collaborated with federal authorities to trace the source of the drugs. Surveillance conducted over three months revealed that Garcia and Bejin allegedly transported drugs between stash locations to supply lower-level dealers. One of these locations was Felix’s home in Lynn.
During the raid, the FBI also recovered five guns and $50,000 in cash. Garcia, Bejin, and Felix are scheduled to be arraigned on November 13 in federal court. If convicted, they could face up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000. The three individuals are also facing charges at the state level.
The U.S. Attorney emphasized the importance of public awareness regarding the prevalence of fake drugs and urged vigilance in protecting loved ones. He also emphasized law enforcement’s commitment to removing deadly drugs from the streets.