Cumberland Man Sentenced for Massive Fake Adderall Pill Operation
CUMBERLAND, R.I. — The Cumberland man caught with $4.6 million worth of fake Adderall pills last year — the largest drug bust of its kind in the U.S. — has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.
The U.S. Attorney's Office of Rhode Island said 27-year-old Dylan Rodas received the sentence Thursday, after admitting to possessing more than 665,700 counterfeit Adderall pills that were laced with methamphetamine.
Upon his arrest in March last year, Rodas gave federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents information about his drug trafficking operation, including the location of the pills.
Agents seized the fake pills — which weighed around 660 pounds — along with around 11 kilograms of methamphetamine powder, fake Oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl, and 250 grams of cocaine.
They also seized two motorized pill presses, $15,000 in cash, and seven handguns, including two so-called "ghost guns," which are made or assembled at home and are untraceable.
The pill presses seized by authorities were capable of pressing more than 5,000 pills per hour, in what agents called an "industrial-scale" drug-making operation.
Rodas pleaded guilty in September to possessing with intent to distribute 500 or more grams of methamphetamine.
He will also be ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and will spend five years of federal supervised release after his prison term.