Counterfeit Fentanyl Pills In Georgia

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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 49 states, and many Americans have suffered overdoses and death because the drugs they were taking were counterfeit.

Read our 2018 information sheet about counterfeit drugs in Georgia.

 Coverage About Pills In Georgia:

Three Plead Guilty in Drug Trafficking Case (September 11, 2019)

DEA Dismantles Mexican Drug Trafficking Ring in Atlanta, Prevents Murder (February 28, 2019)

Fentanyl, Ecstasy, Pill Presses Found in Cobb Home (February 19. 2019)

Counterfeit Pills a Problem in Coweta (December 20, 2018)

DOJ: Two Overdosed On Drugs Allegedly Sold by Atlanta Fentanyl Dealer (September 11, 2018)

WARNING: Overdose Deaths Tied To Fake Prescription Pills, Police Say (August 30, 2018)

Deadly Drugs Ending Up In Counterfeit Pills; Startling Number Found In Georgia (July 2, 2018)

Woman Who Sold Fentanyl-Laced Counterfeit Pills Gets 3 Years (May 25, 2018)

Norcross Man Convicted For Manufacturing Designer Opioids Out Of U-Haul Storage Unit (February 8, 2018)

Anatomy Of An Opioid Overdose Outbreak: How One Georgia Doctor Sounded The Alarm (October 9, 2017)

Eight Overdose In Bibb, Houston As Police Probe Poisonous Street Pill (August 22, 2017)

Unclear If Yellow Pills Killed Locals; 1 Positive For Elephant Tranquilizer, 1 Took Coke (July 20, 2017)

Woman Accused Of Selling Counterfeit Opioids Out Of Her Roswell Home (July 19, 2017)

Roswell Woman Charged With Selling Counterfeit Opioids (July 18, 2017)

Georgia Officials Issue Emergency Ban On Fentanyl Product (July 3, 2017)

Deadly Drugs Laced With Fentanyl Discovered In Russell County (June 29, 2017)

Update: Fake Percocet Overdoses Sweep Georgia (June 29, 2017)

Woman Accused Of Selling Potent Pills From Home (June 23, 2017)

Investigators Warn Of Synthetic Opioids Found In Counterfeit Pills, Other Forms (June 19, 2017)

GA DPH: 5th Overdose Death Possibly Linked To Fake Percocet Pills (June 9, 2017)

More Hospitalized In Middle Georgia With Suspected Overdoses (June 9, 2017)

Fake Percocet Causes Rash Of Overdoses, Killing Four (June 8, 2017)

Pills That Caused Mass Overdose Contain Deadly Fentanyl, GBI Says (June 8, 2017)

Fake Percocet Pills Cause Fatal Georgia Overdoses (June 7, 2017)

Crime Lab Investigates Hundreds Of Cases Involving Fake Pills (June 7, 2017)

Counterfeit Pills Can Kill You 'Graveyard Dead' (June 1, 2017)

Fake – And Dangerous – Pain Pills Look Like The Real Thing (June 1, 2017)

Fake Pain Pills From China May Be More Deadly (May 24, 2016)

Urgent Warning Issued About Deadly Counterfeit Drug (March 10, 2016)

Mother Of Fatal Overdose Victim Takes ActionTo Save Lives (August 2015)

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