The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of two people in connection to a months-long drug investigation.

Matthew Lyle Crider, 21, is charged with three counts of trafficking fentanyl, and Bailey Madison Hart, 22, is charged with tampering with physical evidence and trafficking fentanyl.

Detectives said they recovered more than 2,000 fentanyl-laced tablets during the three-month operation.

The investigation ended on January 9 when officers with the Baldwin County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a home on Moccasin Lane in unincorporated Baldwin County.

During the warrant, 1,627 pills were found and seized, along with two firearms. Crider and Hart were arrested and placed in the Baldwin County Jail.

“The Baldwin County Drug Task Force will continue to disrupt illegal drug trafficking and distribution networks operating in our County,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release. “Their efforts result in significant drug seizures like this. When we are able to seize illicit drugs, we prevent these deadly substances from reaching drug abusers, reduce overdoses and reduce the availability of drugs in our community.”

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