Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Cops: Woman sold fentanyl patches in KFC parking lot

A Philly woman was arrested in Upper Darby Tuesday for selling fentanyl patches in the parking lot of a Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Cops: Woman sold fentanyl patches in KFC parking lot

A Philly woman was arrested in Upper Darby this week for selling fentanyl patches in the parking lot of a Kentucky Fried Chicken.

"She wasn't selling chicken and fries, that's for sure," said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.

Through an undercover operation, it was discovered that Angela Levin, 32, was selling the patches, Chitwood said. An undercover cop made a buy from her in the parking lot of the KFC on West Chester pike around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, he said.

When she was taken in to custody, police discovered that Levin had heroin on her as well, Chitwood said.

Fentanyl patches require a prescription and are typically used to treat cancer patients and others with chronic pain, Chitwood said. Fentanyl is about 80 times more potent than morphine, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

According to several blogs, people abuse the patches by cutting them open and either ingesting the gel within or smoking it.

"This is something you don't see often," Chitwood said. "They are selling anything now."

Levin, of 67th Avenue near Ogontz, was charged with drug trafficking and related offenses, according to police.

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