DeSoto Police Department seizes thousands of illegal drugs on Friday

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On Friday afternoon, the DeSoto Police Department announced that the DeSoto Police Criminal Investigation Division (CID) confiscated approximately 4,200 ml of promethazine, 1,800 grams of marijuana, 22 grams of ecstasy, 320 grams of fentanyl and two firearms.

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Photo by DeSoto Police Department

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. It is a major contributor to fatal and non-fatal overdoses in the United States

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Photo courtesy of DeSoto Police Department

The combined drugs have an approximate street value of $42,000.00. An individual has been arrested, but DeSoto police have not released any additional information at this time.

DeSoto Police Chief urges community to report suspicious activity

As DeSoto Police Chief Costa recently reminded citizens at a town hall this week, DeSoto needs community input to help report incidents and the like. “We want to partner with the community. if you see something, say something. We want citizens to feel more comfortable calling the police. Chief Costa said. He gave several examples of incidents that occurred, such as the February 26 shooting, which involved more than 70 shots fired at a house in the block of 500 Newcastle Drive, where they did not receive a public information. *No injuries reported with this shooting.

Reminder for anyone wishing to report unusual or suspicious activity to the DeSoto Police Department: Non-emergency dispatch: 972-223-6111, 24/7, or the main number 469-658-3000, answered from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. at 17 o’clock. All information is kept confidential, but it is important that information is reported in a timely manner.

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