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MSP: Over 400 grams of fentanyl, over $17K seized in Multi-state drug investigation, One arrested

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WICOMICO CO., Md. - During a multi-state drug investigation, authorities say they seized over 400 grams of fentanyl and over $17,000, in Wicomico County. An arrest was made in connection to the investigation.

Thirty-seven-year-old Narada Michael Walls has been arrested on Fentanyl distribution charges.

In the late fall, Maryland State Police Heroin Investigative Unit and 13 other law enforcement agencies launched an investigation into the distribution of opioids across several states. Police say Walls' opioid distribution was primarily focused in and around Salisbury and Wicomico County.

Police say their investigation revealed that Walls had been importing and selling a large amount of opioids on a daily basis. That opioid was Fentanyl.

The DEA says this particular strand they found is one of the most potent. They estimated the Fentanyl in question is as high as 15 times stronger than other analog strands, and it is illegally imported from outside the United States.

According to police, multiple sources in Maryland and other neighboring states had been supplying Walls with this strand of Fentanyl.

On Friday, officers executed five search and seizure warrants in Salisbury and Wicomico County.

47ABC was on the scene of one of those searches in Salisbury. We saw police surveying the property for evidence and walking in and out of the house for hours.

Through these search and seizure warrants, police say they discovered 442 grams of Fentanyl, 86 grams of marijuana, $17,705, cutting agents and hand tools, scales, rubber gloves and filtration masks, the list goes on.

Walls is now being charged with manufacturing, distributing and possessing controlled dangerous substances.

Walls is currently being held at the Wicomico County Detention Center pending a bond review hearing on Monday.


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