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Deputies make big ecstacy bust

Lamar County deputies have arrested a Miami man and seized 40,000 ecstacy pills. The news release from sheriff Larry Waller follows in its entirety: Wayne McDarman Hill, black male age 42 of 21315 Northeast Unit 8 Miami, FL was arrested and charged by Deputies of the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office with trafficking in Methlenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA or ecstacy on the street). Approximately 40,000 pills or 16 pounds, with a street value of about $800,000 were found in the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect was a part of a scheme to take manufactured ecstasy pills from Canada to Miami where they were to be exchanged for cocaine to be taken back to Canada to repeat the cycle. The seizure of MDMA is one of the largest on record in the United States. The United States Drug Enforcement Agency was notified and they responded for assistance. Sheriff Waller said, ‘This is a large seizure, but it is part of a ‘˜pill pipeline’ from Florida through Kentucky, and into Canada. Prescription medications have been intercepted as well. Most Ecstasy is now made in Holland and shipped into Canada to be distributed in the United States. MDMA or ecstasy is made using methamphetamines as a primary ingredient’. Because of the international nature of the case it will probably be prosecuted in Federal Court by the DEA.

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