Counterfeit fentanyl pills in Virginia
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.
Coverage about Counterfeit Pills:
Drug Dealer Convicted of Manslaughter in Overdose Death (February 28, 2019)
Med Beat: Fatal Opioid Overdoses Double in Roanoke Valley (January 25, 2018)
Heroin, Fentanyl Overdoses Concerning To Northeast Tennessee Officials (July 11, 2017. Also discusses Virginia)
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