Cumberland male pleads guilty to running unlawful pill-making operation



PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI)– The Cumberland male jailed previously this year following what authorities thought to be the single biggest seizure of phony Adderall tablets in the country’s history pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday.

Dylan Rodas, 27, was apprehended back in March after federal representatives took more than 660,000 fake tablets laced with methamphetamine.

The phony tablets have a projected street worth of $4.6 million, according to authorities.

The examination started after a personal source dealing with the Drug Enforcement Administration bought methamphetamine from Rodas, according to court files.

The private source later on discovered Rodas was a recognized provider of fake Adderall tablets, which he “produced and offered countless.”

Days after the private source bought 10,000 phony tablets, which court files expose evaluated favorable for methamphetamine, federal representatives browsed Rodas’ house and discovered $5,000 in money.

Following his arrest, court files suggest Rodas led private investigators to his daddy’s home, where they discovered an enormous pill-making operation inside a locked space in the basement.

In addition to the numerous countless phony Adderall tablets, authorities stated federal representatives discovered 2 electric-powered tablet presses, in addition to a pail consisting of 40 pounds of methamphetamine mix that was “prepped and all set to be pushed into tablet type.”

Private investigators likewise found more than 1,000 phony Oxycodone tablets laced with fentanyl, 11 kgs of methamphetamine powder, 250 grams of drug and a variety of pistols.

Rodas was charged with ownership with intent to disperse 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

While he’s arranged to be formally sentenced in January, court files mention Rodas will serve a minimum of ten years in federal jail.