Counterfeit fentanyl pills in Pennsylvania
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 Pennsylvania:
Deadly Fentanyl Leads County Cops To Halt Field Tests (August 12, 2017)
SWAT Team OK After Suspected Fentanyl Exposure During Raid (August 10, 2017)
DEA: New Fentanyl Analogue Could Be Narcan-Resistant (May 3, 2017)
Pennsylvania Overdose Deaths Jump 23% In 2015 (July 13, 2016)