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El Dorado police warn of laced counterfeit pills

by Bradly Gill | December 21, 2021 at 5:00 a.m.

*PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT***

The Drug Task Force is warning of Fentanyl laced prescription medications being sold illegally in the area.

A Facebook Post from the El Dorado Police Department states, "This announcement is to let the citizens of Union County, AR and surrounding areas know that over the last several months Law Enforcement has seen a significant increase of overdoses in the Union County area. Although the causes of all these cases have not been determined, Law Enforcement is aware of several incidents where the causes of these overdoses were from Fentanyl laced prescription medication."

"It has been seen all across the country, not only in our area, these pills are being illegally manufactured to look like normal prescription medication that would be acquired from a pharmacy but are in fact counterfeit pills mixed with the deadly controlled substance Fentanyl. To the naked eye, it would be nearly impossible for a normal citizen to determine whether the pills are 'real; or 'fake'. Several different versions of these pills have been seized by Law Enforcement including Xanax, Oxycodone and Hydrocodone pills."

"We ask everyone to be aware and not take, acquire or ingest any prescription medication that is not prescribed by a doctor and picked up from a pharmacy."

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