Nov. 20, 2013 —
During the course of the investigation, detectives have seized over $1 million in assets and currency.
“This is a multi-million-dollar pill operation,” a FADE spokesperson said. “If this isn't the biggest pill case in the state, it is one of the biggest.”
FADE worked with multiple federal agencies during the course of the 18-month investigation, including the U. S. Postal Service, Internal Revenue Service, DEA and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
“This pastor has been a wolf in sheep's clothing the whole time,” FADE's spokesperson said. “He has been leading and counseling in this community while being the real life equivalent of Mr. White in ‘Breaking Bad.’ He has been a key factor in bringing in thousands of pills that are going out into our entire area.”
Detectives said after the arrests that the investigation spanned several states. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests in other jurisdictions are expected.
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