Massachusetts authorities seize 13,900 fentanyl pills, 30 pounds of cocaine in massive drug bust

Massachusetts authorities seize 13,900 fentanyl pills, 30 pounds of cocaine in massive drug bust

A Massachusetts man is facing several drug charges after thousands of fentanyl pills and about 30 pounds of cocaine were seized from his home last month, Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni announced on Wednesday.

Alonzo Williams, 51, was charged with trafficking in fentanyl over 200 grams, trafficking in cocaine over 200 grams, possession of a firearm without a license, and other counts related to distributing drugs.

His arrest came after a lengthy investigation into alleged drug trafficking at his home in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Alonzo Williams
Alonzo Williams, 51, was arrested last month after 13,900 fentanyl pills and about 30 pounds of cocaine were allegedly found in his house.

Detectives obtained a warrant to search that home on Dec. 21, 2022, then pulled Williams over while he was driving the next day and seized about 136 grams of cocaine from his vehicle.

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A search of his home allegedly turned up a stockpile of drugs with a street value of $2 million, including about 13,900 fentanyl pills, 406 grams of raw fentanyl, and roughly 30 pounds of cocaine. Detectives also seized $190,000 in counterfeit cash.

Drug seizure
The drugs had a street value of about $2,000,000, according to authorities.
Fake money
About $190,000 in counterfeit cash was also seized from the home.

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"We have begun educating the public on the dangers of pills containing fentanyl and how they are causing a rash of overdoses across the Commonwealth," the district attorney said in a statement.

"With this interception of almost 14,000 of these pills, countless overdoses were surely prevented."

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Williams is being held on a $75,000 cash bail and is due back in court on Jan. 24.