Law enforcement issue new Fentanyl warning

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Law enforcement in south central Kansas are finding a new cocktail of drugs that is especially troubling.

Multiple agencies habe confiscated counterfeit Oxycodone pills, which are now being laced with Fentanyl.  Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that has a potency of 50 to 100 times higher than morphine.

Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter said they’ve found many of the drugs cross the border through Mexican cartels. But the pills are so dangerous, they can’t be unsealed.

“We worked a case last week where we actually saw heroin, Fentanyl and methamphetamine mixed together,” Easter said.

One-thousand pills were confiscated over the course of the last month. And the street versions are beginning to be manufactured to look like traditional pills.

“They do not have any medicinal value,” said Greg Anderson with the Drug Enforcement Agency. “They’re true counterfeits and they’re dangerous.”

The manufactured pills are also blue with an imprint M/30. Authorities encourage you to call 911 if you see them immediately.

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