The DA’s Bureau of Investigation, Major Fraud Unit investigated this case. The Bureau is continuing to investigate numerous EDD fraud-related cases and expects further future arrests in other cases.
The investigation by the Riverside Police Department resulted in the seizure of 21 kilos of carfentanil.
Carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than fentanyl and 10,000 times more potent than morphine. A lethal dose of carfentanil in humans would be at the nanogram level – much smaller than the two milligrams of fentanyl that can kill.
If mixed in with other drugs, the 21 kilos of carfentanil seized could have been enough to potentially kill more than 50 million people.
The chamber worked with our office to provide bumper stickers with our campaign phrase “What’s in your pills? Fentanyl kills.” The bumper stickers are being placed on several of our official DA’s Office vehicles and we will also be providing them to the public at various community outreach events and presentations.
The settlement is the culmination of a civil enforcement investigation into how Sally Beauty Supply stores improperly stored, handled, and disposed of hazardous waste products.