ELK GROVE, CA - The Department of Homeland Security outlined in a criminal complaint released Wednesday the arrest of two people accused of illegally selling prescription drugs.
Farah Sarwar and Hussain Shahzad allegedly bought thousands of prescription pills from outside of the U.S. then mailed here, the DHS said.
During a search of Sarwar and Shahzad's home on the 5900 block of Witt Way on Aug. 21, investigators found more than 10,000 prescription pills, including Xanax, Vicodin, Adderall and Hydrocodone. DHS agents also found electronic devices with spreadsheets detailing pill orders, quantity ordered and postal tracking numbers; there was also a label maker and Fed Ex Priority Overnight package labels at the home.
A receipt for an offsite storage unit was also found at the home. Investigators then served a search warrant at the storage unit and found 80,000 prescription pills.
Sarwar and Shahzad were booked into Sacramento County Jail for possession of sale-controlled substances, conspiracy to commit a crime and endangering the health and life of a child. Both are being held on a $300,000 bail.
The complaint did not clarify why the pair was charged with the child endangerment.