Authorities seize thousands of dollars worth of fentanyl, meth and heroin in Winthrop

WINTHROP, Wash. – A two-month investigation resulted in the seizure of thousands of dollars worth of fentanyl, methamphetamine and heroin in Winthrop. 

The investigation was conducted by the North Central Washington Narcotics Task Force, along with the Okanogan County Sheriff’s, Winthrop Marshals Office and US Border Patrol. 

On Tuesday, they served a search warrant at a home on W. Chewuch Rd and arrested 34-year-old Mark Purrington. 

He was booked on three counts of delivery of a controlled substance and three counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. 

Authorities seized approximately 250 fentanyl pills, 141 grams of methamphetamine, 17 grams of heroin and nearly $4,000 in cash. 

The seized fentanyl pills are round blue pills with “30 M” imprinted on them. Narcotics authorities say these pills are intended to resemble prescription oxycodone hydrochloride 30 mg. 

Purrington remains in the Okanogan County Jail with a bond of $50,000. 

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