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Posted on: March 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] KDOG bust results in arrest of man for selling counterfeit prescription pills

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On Wednesday, March 18th, 2020, at approximately 1000 hours, the Kenosha Drug Operations Group (KDOG) conducted a field arrest (Buy/Bust) and search warrant. Assisting in the operation were members of the Kenosha Police Department’s Gang Unit, Patrol Officers and DEA agents from Milwaukee. This investigation was conducted by KDOG Detectives with the partnership of Agents from the DEA Milwaukee Office.

KDOG conducted a buy/bust of Uzorma C. Ihediwa (M/B 07/16/80). Mr. Ihediwa has been the subject of a joint investigation for several months for selling counterfeit prescription pills that tested positive for Fentanyl. Upon Mr. Ihediwa’s arrival at the above location, he was taken into custody without incident. At which time a subsequent search warrant was conducted by DEA Milwaukee at his residence in South Milwaukee.

Mr. Ihediwa was in possession of approximately 200 counterfeit prescription pills at the time of his arrest. The pills were tested and contained Fentanyl which was a contributing factor in two previous overdose deaths in the Kenosha Area. This is still currently being investigated to see if there are any connections to any overdose investigations in our area.

DEA Milwaukee Agents advised upon the completion of the search warrant at Mr. Ihediwa’s residence in South Milwaukee they discovered approximately 2000 more pills along with approximately two pounds of marijuana. The pills discovered in Mr. Ihediwa’s possession and residence tested positive for Fentanyl.

Mr. Ihediwa is currently in custody at the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Jail. He is being currently charged with:

  • Three counts of Delivery of schedule 2 narcotic
  • One count of delivery of Marijuana
  • One count of Possession of Marijuana

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