Report: Trove of Suspected Fentanyl Products Discovered in Home with Six Children
Photos courtesy of Merced County Sheriff’s Office
MERCED COUNTY — A man has been arrested and six children have been taken into protective custody after deputies reportedly found a stash of narcotics in a home on Hatch Road in Merced.
According to a recent press release by the county Sheriff’s Office, the incident began on the morning of March 11 when deputies were dispatched to a residence to investigate a report of an unresponsive woman.
Upon arrival, deputies found the woman and began to prepare her for transport to the hospital. During this process, they reportedly discovered a baggie containing numerous cubes of suspected fentanyl and another baggie of suspected cocaine in plain view.
Detectives were called to the scene and obtained a search warrant, leading them to uncover a vast array of narcotics inside the home.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, this included 1,700 counterfeit fentanyl-laced M30 pills, 300 sleeping pills, 79 Xanax/Alprazolam pills, 127 grams of rainbow fentanyl, 51 grams of colored fentanyl, 19 grams of white fentanyl, 29 grams of Mexican white heroin, 170 grams of an unknown multicolor powder, 73 grams of cocaine, 85 grams of black tar heroin, 41 grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 25 grams of ephedrine, 32 ounces of THC oil, 36 grams of concentrated cannabis “wax,” and 240 pounds of processed marijuana.
Detectives also reportedly found inventory sheets, receipts for purchases of narcotics, cash, ammunition, an unregistered firearm, and ten cases of illegal fireworks.
The Sheriff’s Office discovered that there were six children living in the home, with the narcotics easily accessible, and called Child Protective Services to the scene as well.
The woman who was found unresponsive is expected to make a full recovery, the Sheriff’s Office said.
An individual identified as Elias Antonio Anaya has been arrested on various charges related to the discovered narcotics.
The Merced County Fire Department was also called to the scene to deal with the illegal fireworks, which they confiscated.