Georgia resident Betty Jean Collins became an unwitting victim of the state’s June counterfeit Percocet incident when she borrowed one of her husband’s pain pills and ended up in the hospital with a fentanyl overdose, according to a report in the Macon Telegraph.
According to the Macon Telegraph, Ms. Collins normally takes prescription pain medication as she recovers from recent open-heart surgery, however she took a shortcut and simply borrowed one of her husband’s pain pills. It was a mistake that landed her in the hospital.
I3WMAZ reports that Ms. Collins’ brother, Gregory Mitchell, also took one of the counterfeit Percocet and it killed him. According to I3WMAZ, “The family says authorities told them the overdoses were related to the pills believed to be the cause of a string of overdoses in Georgia.”
Ms. Collins told the Macon Telegraph, “They tried to tell me I took an overdose,” Collins said. “I didn’t take no overdose. I ain’t fixing to kill myself.”