Madera authorities arrested Raymond Angel Torrez, 22, on Tuesday on drug trafficking, illegal gun possession, and probation violation charges.
Deputies booked Torrez into Madera County Jail, where he remains in custody, with bail totaling $110,000.
Tipped Off to Pills, Guns
Acting on a tip that counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl were being sold in the 200 block of Williams Avenue, a search warrant was served at the location.
The Madera Narcotic Enforcement Team and Madera County Sheriff’s Problem-Oriented Policing team
Detectives seized 59 pills believed to contain fentanyl, an unregistered handgun, a sawed-off shotgun, and two AR-15 style pistols, as well as several hundred rounds of live ammunition.
The seized pills are off blue in color and marked “Oxycodone Hydrochloride 30mg.” The pills also have an “M” imprint inside a square on one side and “30” above a horizontal line on the opposite side.
Often, these pills are counterfeit and contain fentany. One pill can be enough for a deadly fentanyl overdose, Madera law enforcement officials said.
Detectives Want Your Tips
Anyone with information regarding fentanyl pills, drug sales, or the unlawful possession of firearms may contact the MADNET tip line at (559) 675-7776. Callers can remain anonymous.