An Oklahoma City Fentanyl trafficker has been arrested and nearly $250,000 worth of counterfeit Oxycodone has been seized as part of an ongoing investigation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN). Agency Spokesman Mark Woodward says Glenvert Lavell Jones Jr. (DOB 11/28/1993) was arrested on July 7th at his residence in Oklahoma City on charges of Distribution and Trafficking of Controlled Substances.
“OBN’s Anti-Heroin Task Force has been investigating nearly two-dozen deaths over the past 15 months across the state tied to counterfeit Oxycodone. During their investigation, Jones was identified by OBN Agents as a major supplier of these fake pills laced with Fentanyl. He was arrested last week after receiving and attempting to distribute a shipment of 7,900 Fentanyl pills worth nearly a quarter-million dollars on the streets. Agents also seized nearly 1,000 Percocet tablets and a firearm from the defendant.” ---OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward
Woodward says Fentanyl is a powerful and cheap drug that can be 100 to 1,000 times more potent than Morphine or heroin.
“It is often purchased on the black market by drug organizations who use it as a filler in heroin or press the powder into pills that resemble legitimate U.S. pharmaceuticals. The pills are blue in color and stamped to look like 30 milligram Oxycodone. Side-by-side, it would be hard for anyone to tell the difference.” ---Mark Woodward, OBN Spokesman
Since May of 2020, OBN has arrested nine people who have been charged in connection to deaths from these counterfeit Oxycodone pills.
“While they resemble pharmaceutical-grade pills, these are mass-produced by criminal drug trafficking organizations and smuggled into the United States where they are sold on the streets by local dealers who have little knowledge about the drug’s potency. We are concerned because these pills are continuing to circulate in communities across Oklahoma and we could see additional overdose victims.” ---Donnie Anderson, OBN Director
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact OBN’s Anti-Heroin Task Force at 1-800-522-8031. All tips can remain anonymous.