Counterfeit Fentanyl Pills In Florida
Since 2012, drug traffickers have been selling North Americans counterfeit medications made from fentanyl, a dangerous painkiller 25-40 times stronger than heroin, and even stronger synthetic opioids like carfentanil. The problem has spread to at least 40 states, and many Americans have suffered overdoses and death because the drugs they were taking were counterfeit.
Coverage about Pills in Florida:
OCSO: Potentially Deadly Fentanyl Being Sold on Street (August 17, 2017)
Rare Look Inside FDLE Crime Lab Tracking Deadly, Counterfeit Pills (November 10, 2016)
9 Investigates Dangerous 'Kill Pills' On Central Florida Streets (November 2, 2016)
Sheriff: ‘Super Pill’ Is Deadly And Cheap, Becoming Big Problem (March 22, 2016)
Nine Reported Dead From Counterfeit Xanax (March 21, 2016)