Counterfeit Fentanyl Pills In New York
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.
Counterfeit Pill Incidents in New York:
'These Blue Pills Are Death": Fentanyl-Laced Drugs Seized In Buffalo (September 7, 2017)
Fentanyl Seized In Search Of Vehicle, Casino Hotel Room (August 1, 2017)
Federal Agents Say Fentanyl Used In Long Island Pill Mill (July 21, 2017)
Deadly "Super Pill" Investigation (March 31, 2016)