LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On the day a national alert was issued by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) regarding an alarming increase in fake prescription pills, the Nevada Department of Public Safety announced two arrests in a recent investigation into a distribution ring operating in Northern Nevada.

The warrant was issued in an investigation into a suspected opioid/fentanyl distribution ring located in Northern Nevada and Fresno, Calif.

Diana Perez and Luis Perez were arrested following a Sept. 17 search of a home about 2.5 miles from the Nevada Capitol Building in Carson City. The home is in the 1200 block of Sonoma Way.

The two face charges of sales of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance (conspiracy), possession of a controlled substance for sales and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jail records show Luis Perez is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 6.