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 45 states, and many Americans have suffered overdoses and death because the drugs they were taking were counterfeit.
Counterfeit Pill Incidents in New York:
Thousands Of Fake Oxycodone Pills Seized In NYC Busts (February 11, 2019)
Wyandanch Man's Drug Ring Sold Oxycodone Pills Made With Fentanyl, Officers Say (September 5, 2018)
'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)
Deadly "Super Pill" Investigation (March 31, 2016)