Counterfeit fentanyl pills in Ohio
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.
Other Coverage in Ohio:
Police: 3 Ohio Nurses Treated for Fentanyl Exposure (August 12, 2017)
Overdosed and Overrun: A State of Crisis in Ohio (July 26, 2017)
Couple Accused of Using Online Store to Sell, Mail Fentanyl (June 13, 2017)
7 Overdose Deaths in 1 Day Reported in Cleveland-Area (September 25, 2016)
Ohio Cops Eye Possible Fentanyl After 17 Overdoses in 1 Day (July 6, 2016)