Man charged for selling fentanyl disguised as oxycodone in Montgomery County

Leon Wright
Photo credit Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
By KYW Newsradio 1060
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Montgomery County authorities are warning the public about deadly counterfeit pills that may be circulating around the Philadelphia area.

District Attorney Kevin Steele said 33-year-old Leon Wright, of Philadelphia, has been charged with selling fentanyl disguised as oxycodone pills.

Investigators say Wright was operating out of a house on South Goddard Boulevard in Upper Merion Township. They observed him conduct several drug sales near the LA Fitness and Wegmans in King of Prussia. 

When investigators searched the residence, they found more than 340 pills that later tested positive for fentanyl. Police also found other drugs and drug-packaging materials, a gun, and $68,000 in cash.

Steele said the pills were blue and had the letter “K” and number “9” imprinted on them — and, they were irregular sizes. 

“Drug traffickers like this defendant who sell what they say are prescription opioid pills can actually be selling cheap fentanyl, heroin and other illegal substances pressed into molds and made to look like legitimate opioid pills — but they are much stronger and much deadlier,” Steele said in a statement. “People buying these poisons need to be very, very careful.”