A Darby man who described himself as “a professional entrepreneur from Southwest Philadelphia” on Facebook is being called something else by federal authorities: An alleged Philadelphia fentanyl distributor.
Henry Konah Koffie, 32, is accused of importing and distributing a controlled substance resulting in death, according to a release issued recently by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. His alleged illegal drug sales are linked to at least two fatal overdoses.
Earlier this month, Homeland Security authorities executed two federal search warrants at Koffie’s residence, confiscating about 500 grams of suspected fentanyl; miscellaneous documents related to the distribution of fentanyl; suspected micro cellulous, a binding agent used in pill production; scales; electronic media and bank statements. Additionally, bank seizures resulted in the collection of about $137,000 from Koffie’s accounts.
Koffie was arraigned last week in federal court Philadelphia following a joint investigation initiated by the Portland Police Bureau in Oregon, ICE, Homeland Security Investigations in Portland and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Koffie, who remains in custody, is expected to be transferred from the federal detention center in Philadelphia to a facility in Oregon.
According to a criminal complaint filed in the District of Oregon in May 2016, HSI Portland and USPIS initiated an investigation into a prolific vendor operating under the moniker “NARCOBOSS” on the internet marketplace AlphaBay. The investigation stemmed from two fatal overdoses in the Portland area, where NARCOBOSS was identified as the source of the fatal drugs and where packages originating in the Philadelphia area were discovered, the release states.
Investigators discovered NARCOBOSS previously sold fentanyl falsely advertised as “China White Heroin” on AlphaBay using the moniker “DNMKINGPIN.” The…