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Triplets in North Carolina accused of selling counterfeit pills

An informant communicating with a 21-year-old man on Facebook connected police in Raleigh with evidence used to arrest him and one of his triplet brothers for an alleged drug operation. The informant arranged for the man to sell him 1,000 counterfeit Xanax bars. After buying the pills, police kept the drugs as evidence and later arrested the two men. Authorities charged the brothers with possessing and selling Xanax pills. Police suspected some of the pills contained the powerful narcotic fentanyl. The third brother had been arrested previously on charges of trafficking heroin or opium.

The search warrants revealed the addresses of two of the brothers, who lived at The Hue Apartments and the Sky House Apartments. Investigators believe that the men received packages of pills ordered off of the dark web at the Sky House Apartments and also manufactured counterfeit pills.

Neighbors regarded the men as pleasant. The father of the triplets said that his sons were originally from West Africa, but they had lived in the United States since they were 7 years old. He said that his sons grew up well and he hopes to get them back after their arrests.

The services of a criminal defense attorney might play an important role when a person gets arrested on drug charges. An attorney may be able to secure a person’s release on bail. To respond to the charges, an attorney may advise the person about the strength of the prosecution’s evidence and the advisability of entering a plea. When possible, an attorney might be able to challenge weak evidence and request a reduction in charges.

Source: WNCT, “Warrants: Triplets ran illegal drug enterprise out of luxury Raleigh apartments”, Andrew Lowe, June 30, 2018