Lawrence Man Arrested On Federal Drug Charges

By Tiffany Williams –

Miguel Angel Fajardo, 32, of Lawrence was arrested Friday and charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing fentanyl.

Fajardo appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald L. Cabell and was held in custody pending a detention hearing.

While executing a search warrant on Friday morning at Fajardo’s apartment, law enforcement seized 100,000 suspected fentanyl pills weighing an estimated seven kilograms, along with an industrial pill press and “M” and “30” pill stamps consistent with markings on pharmaceutical-grade Oxycodone pills.

Additionally, law enforcement seized  approximately 1.5 kilograms of suspected fentanyl powder and 50 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition concealed in a microwave, two individual finger presses, four kilograms of cutting agent and two air purifying respirators, which are commonly used when working with fentanyl powder, were also found. It is further alleged that investigators located two one-kilogram pill presses and another large pill press in the landing outside the apartment.

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