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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Summit County Sheriff's Office Makes Fentanyl Distribution Arrest

On July 13, 2022, members of the Summit County Sheriff's Office and Criminal Investigations Section make an arrest for fentanyl distribution after receiving a tip.



Date:  July 14, 2022                                     

Contact: Christine Duplan, Public Information Officer

(970) 423-8901





SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On July 13, 2022, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigations Section, received information from the United States Postal Inspector and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of a package containing fentanyl pills being shipped through a private mail carrier, to the Edge Employee Housing at Copper Mountain.


Upon receipt of the information, Summit County Sheriff’s Office conducted an undercover operation and controlled delivery of the package, and took Anthony Wahl (DOB 04/02/1981) into custody without incident. A search warrant for the package was obtained and a subsequent search resulted in the discovery of 115 fentanyl pills.


Anthony Wahl was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, a level 4 drug felony and Unlawful Distribution Manufacturing, Dispensing, or Sale of a Controlled Substance, a level 1 drug felony. 


“Colorado’s fentanyl crisis remains a significant threat to the health and safety of our community. I commend my staff for conducting a thorough investigation, their quick and decisive actions, safe tactics, and extraordinary teamwork that resulted in the apprehension of Mr. Wahl and the removal of a dangerous and deadly drug from our community”, said Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons.


This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available for release at this time.


Fentanyl is a schedule 2 narcotic, and is illegal to possess, distribute or sell outside of legitimate medical purposes. Fentanyl has recently been deemed a public health crisis and is responsible for numerous deaths throughout the United States. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office, STARR (Strategies to Avoid Relapse and Recidivism) Team, offers free Narcan, a nasal spray that can save someone’s life by reversing the effects of an opioid overdose. Stop by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and ask for a member of the STARR Team to obtain free Narcan and save a life. No questions asked.



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