On May 7, 2018, police issued a press release in Gulfport, Mississippi to make the public aware of counterfeit oxycodone tablets. Although those illicitly purchasing these tablets believe they are receiving oxycodone, they may actually be receiving fentanyl which could be deadly. After narcotics detectives seized multiple blue pills marked “A215”, the pills were analyzed by the DEA laboratory. Upon examination, they were found to contain fentanyl with no oxycodone present. The Gulfport police department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency are currently working to identify the source of these counterfeit pills.
In The News: Warnings of Counterfeit Oxycodone
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