For Immediate Release
April 23, 2022
MCTXSheriff Makes Substantial Fentanyl Seizure
On May 25, 2022, Detectives with the Montgomery County Narcotics Enforcement Team (MOCONET) obtained information about a suspicious parcel at a UPS Store in New Caney, Texas. Upon further investigation, Detectives discovered 15 vacuum-sealed packages, each containing a vast amount of small pills. A sample was tested and returned positive for the presence of Fentanyl. The packages are estimated to have more than 30,000 individual pills (see picture on page 2).
This is an active investigation, and no other information is available for release.
Sheriff Henderson stated:
“This is an example of how an unsecured border can have a detrimental impact on our local communities. Fentanyl is an extremely dangerous, lethal drug, and we are actively working with our law enforcement partners to combat the trafficking of narcotics in Montgomery County. I am extremely proud of the work our team is doing.”
The Montgomery County Narcotics Enforcement Team is a cooperative multi-agency task force that consists of law enforcement agencies from, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Walker County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety-CID, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Walker County District Attorney’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, and Drug Enforcement Administration. Participating agencies recognized that a special collaborative effort was necessary to more effectively combat the drug distribution and collection of drug proceeds throughout the area.
Specialist Thomas Hudson
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Administrative Services Division