Cumberland Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison In Largest Counterfeit Pill Seizure

By DJ Harding

A Cumberland man who admitted to possessing approximately 665,728 methamphetamine-laced counterfeit Adderall pills, the largest known seizure of its kind in the country, has been sentenced to ten years in federal prison, announced United States Attorney Zachary A. Cunha.

Dylan Rodas, 27, has been detained since his arrest on March 28, 2022 as the result of an expansive Project Safe Neighborhoods Rhode Island and DEA Drug Task Force investigation into the trafficking of methamphetamine in Rhode Island.

Rodas was arrested for delivery of methamphetamine to a confidential source which had occurred earlier in the month.

At the time of his arrest, Rodas immediately provided DEA agents with information about his drug trafficking activities, including the location where he packaged and stored narcotics and that he was in possession of a number of firearms, assorted ammunition and other illegal substances.

agents seized approximately 665,728 methamphetamine-laced counterfeit Adderall pills, weighing a total of approximately 660 pounds; approximately eleven kilograms of methamphetamine powder; fake Oxycodone fentanyl-laced pills; two motorized pill presses; 250 grams of cocaine; $15,000 in cash; and seven handguns, including two ghost guns upon searching the location.

This seizure of counterfeit Adderall pills is believed to be the largest of its kind and among the largest single methamphetamine seizures by DEA’s New England Field Division.

Rodas pleaded guilty on September 29, 2022, to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Rodas was sentenced today by U.S District Court Chief Judge John J McConnell, Jr., to 120 months in federal prison to be followed by five years of federal supervised release and to pay a $5,000 fine.

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