COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (KAKE) - Thousands of fentanyl pills have been found on March 17, near Coffeyville.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said they were called out because someone found a PVC pipe filled with thousands of little blue pills. The pills are made to look like oxycodone but detectives have determined that they contain fentanyl. 

The PVC pipe contained 5,354 pills and is worth roughly $321,240 on the street. These pills could have killed roughly 18% of the population of Montgomery County, which would be roughly 5,600 people.

“I want to thank the individual that located this PVC pipe laying on the ground, and calling the Sheriff’s Office. This individual probably saved multiple lives and definitely hurt someone’s illegal business," said Sheriff Ron Wade. "We have roughly 31,000 citizens in Montgomery County. We just took possession of 5,354 fentanyl pills, which potentially could have killed almost 18% of our population in Montgomery County, if it had ended up in the wrong hands."


Fentanyl found in PVC pipe