The Suffolk County Police Department is advising residents of a dangerous trend observed in the narcotics trade.
During recent narcotics investigations, detectives seized pills purported to be oxycodone that were in actuality comprised of fentanyl. These counterfeit pills bear the markings of 30mg oxycodone and were destined for sale in the illegal narcotics market. Fentanyl is a Schedule II opioid analgesic that is up to 1,000 times more potent than morphine and ingestion may result in overdose and death. Purchasers of these pills may be unable to distinguish between the counterfeit pills and authentic, prescription oxycodone.
The Suffolk County Police Department is committed to bringing to justice the dealers who destroy not only the lives of the addicted but of their families as well. To report drug activity anonymously, call 631-852-NARC.