[Source: KOMO News] King County health officials are concerned that a bag of pills, found on a person believed to have died of an overdose, could result in a string of overdose deaths in Seattle.
On Monday, Public Health-Seattle and King County issued a statement about Fentanyl found in fake pills. The bag of pills looked like Oxycodone but were actually Fentanyl, the powerful drug blamed for hundreds of overdoses across the U.S.
“These pills look like Oxycodone 30 milligram pills; they look exactly like them,” said Caleb Banta-Green, with the University of Washington's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute.
“What we don’t know is what they’re being sold as, and what people think they’re buying." Banta-Green said Fentanyl is hundreds of times more powerful than heroin. The drug can be found in a number of forms, including pills and powder.
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