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Central Coast drug raid nabs thousands of counterfeit fentanyl pills

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Santa Barbara County Sheriff's detectives say they made a major drug seizure on the Central Coast, including some 17,000 counterfeit fentanyl pills

LSD, cocaine, mushrooms among other drugs seized.

Detectives say they've made a major drug seizure on the Central Coast, including some 17,000 counterfeit fentanyl pills.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's detectives had been investigating Victor Olivera-Hernandez for suspected drug dealing. They got a warrant, and raided a house in Santa Maria.

Detectives say in addition to the pills, they found LSD, cocaine, the drug MDMA, and cannabis. They say they also found that some of the drugs were accessible to young children living in the home.

The 21-year-old man was arrested on charges which included possession of drugs for sale and child cruelty.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.