Two men arrested in takedown of Bronx pill mill

Councilmember Oswald Feliz tells News 12 that there needs to be more accountability and action against those putting the community in danger.

Heather Fordham and Adolfo Carrion

Apr 10, 2024, 1:20 AM

Updated 38 days ago

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A pill mill was taken down in the Bronx and two men have been arrested in connection to the distribution of hundreds of thousands of pills containing fentanyl and more.
On top of those fentanyl-laced pills, pounds of crystal meth and industrial-grade pill presses were discovered in a basement storage room at an apartment building on Gerard Avenue.
Juan Moises Perez Mendez and Odalis Eusebio Peralta Bautista were both arrested and charged with narcotics distribution and conspiracy to distribute.
According to federal court documents, these two men were involved in at least three pill-pressing operations in New York City. This recent takedown is allegedly linked to a major drug operation that was shut down last October in Belmont.
Councilmember Oswald Feliz tells News 12 that there needs to be more accountability and action against those putting the community in danger.
“What we don't want is for there to be a takedown and then three months later there's a new group in that same community,” said Feliz.
If convicted, the two men face a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.


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