AG Henry Collaborates with State Police, DEA to Halt Cross-Country Drug Traffickers Caught with 50,000 Fentanyl Pills

October 27, 2023 | Topic: Opioids

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Michelle Henry announced that a collaboration with Pennsylvania State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration led to arrests of two men trafficking 50,000 fake oxycodone pills — which were actually pure fentanyl.

Investigators became aware of arrangements involving Leroy Williams and Ryan Hofer bringing the pills from Arizona to Pennsylvania and interrupted the operation this week in Delaware County.

Williams and Hofer were arrested Monday in Ridley Township and charged with possession with intent to deliver, conspiracy, dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity, and criminal use of a communication facility.

“These alleged traffickers were caught with enough poison to have caused devastation across the Commonwealth,” Attorney General Henry said. “Our Drug Strike Force and Bureau of Narcotics Investigations teams have seized hundreds of thousands of pure fentanyl pills so far this year, with each pill posing a catastrophic threat. I commend our law enforcement partners for surveilling this operation and making sure this cache of deadly pills did not reach the streets.”

Williams, who was on federal supervision at the time of arrest this week, is at Delaware County Prison on $800,000 bail.

Hofer is at Delaware County Prison on $500,000 cash bail.

“The Pennsylvania State Police and our law enforcement partners work hard to keep the residents of Pennsylvania safe from dangerous drugs like fentanyl,” said Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Colonel Christopher Paris. “I am proud of our partnership with the Office of Attorney General and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration as we collectively keep working to make Pennsylvania safer.”

All charges are accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. This case is being prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Karin Judge.

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