Illegal Pill Presses 2021 Update

The report shows that, in the two years since the initial report, pill presses continue to be a significant law enforcement issue. Fentanyl related overdoses deaths continue to rise and “illicit fentanyl — produced in foreign clandestine laboratories and trafficked into the United States in powder and pill form — is primarily responsible for fueling the ongoing opioid crisis,” as DEA stated in their 2020 National Drug Threat Assessment.