Two Men Facing Federal Charges in Connection to Seizure of Commercial Pill Presses, Drugs, and Firearms | News
SPOKANE – U.S. Attorney Vanessa R. Waldref announced today that a federal grand jury has indicted Timothy Gary Maddox on 10 felony counts and Nicholas Bryan Adams on 7 felony counts, linked to the seizure of drugs, firearms, and two commercial pill presses.
One of the seized pill presses is the first known commercial press associated with illegal fentanyl manufacturing in the Eastern District of Washington, capable of producing thousands of pills per hour. Investigators also confiscated over a dozen firearms, suppressors, devices for converting firearms, and more than $57,000 in cash, along with quantities of fentanyl, methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine.
U.S. Attorney Waldref stated, “Our community is safer and stronger due to the investigative work of law enforcement agencies, who collaborated on this case. Seizures of large-scale pill presses like this are crucial to cutting off the deadly supply of illegal fentanyl.”
Maddox and Adams were arrested in connection to a months-long drug investigation by Homeland Security Investigations and the Regional Street Crimes Unit, involving multiple law enforcement agencies.
An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.