Roseville man arrested for drug sales and suspicion of manufacturing counterfeit drugs
Photo: guns and pill presses (bottom)
Originally published as a Roseville Police Department Facebook post –
“In January of 2022, patrol officers from the Roseville Police Department responded to a suspicious vehicle parked in the 1800 block of Junction Boulevard. The initial call was reporting a driver possibly under the influence of drugs.
Officers arrived and located the vehicle. The driver was a 26 year old male out of Roseville, later identified as Anthony Coates.
During the subsequent investigation, officers conducted a search of the subject and located a ¼ pound of suspected methamphetamine in his possession. A search of his vehicle revealed:
– a concealed loaded handgun
– several pounds of drug making materials
– powder fentanyl, methamphetamine, and binding agents
– multiple pill press dies
– materials used to mix and manufacture counterfeit pills
Detectives from the Roseville Crime Suppression Unit (CSU) conducted a follow-up investigation and executed a search warrant at a location in Roseville. As a result of the search, detectives seized:
– an AR-15 rifle
– hundreds of rounds of ammunition
– a large pill press
– suspected drug making materials commonly used to manufacture counterfeit pharmaceuticals.
In total, detectives confiscated approximately a ½ pound of suspected counterfeit Xanax, several ounces of suspected counterfeit Adderall, multiple pounds of unknown powders, several ounces of psilocybin mushrooms, multiple pounds of marijuana and containers of anabolic steroids all packaged for sales.
Through the investigation, it is believed Coates was using the U.S. Postal Service to send packages containing drugs all over the country.
Coates was booked into the South Placer Jail for numerous charges including DUI, drug sales and weapons offenses. He remains in-custody and is in-eligible for bail.
Remember – one pill can kill
If you know someone who is in need of substance use counseling, call 211 (in Placer County) and ask for resources in your area.”
Roseville man arrested for drug sales and suspicion of manufacturing counterfeit drugs was last modified: January 5th, 2023 by
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