CEDAR PARK, Texas – In early 2020, law enforcement in Cedar Park started seeing a number of drug overdoses – some of which were fatal.
It was a startling trend that motivated police to crack down.
Most recently, a year-long investigation culminated in the arrest of 12 people on federal indictments for distributing counterfeit pills across Central Texas.
According to the DEA, more than 9.5 million counterfeit pills were discovered nationwide in 2021. The number is double what was confiscated in 2019 and 2020 combined.