Powdered fentanyl continues to be a problem encountered by the Dayton Police Narcotics Bureau and The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Range Task Force during their drug seizures according to a statement from the agencies released Monday morning. CHRIS STEWART/PHOTO

Powdered fentanyl made to look like prescription pills, local police say

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Following an investigation, the agencies learned that this blue fentanyl powder is being pressed into pill form and made to look like prescription oxycodone hydrochloride with M30 markings.

The pills are then sold as prescription oxycodone on the street, which could lead to a fatal overdose, based on the amount and type of fentanyl pressed into a pill, according to Monday’s statement.

“The Community Overdose Action Team reminds you that any illegal drug you purchase and use could contain fentanyl,” the sheriff’s office and task force said in the statement. “Fentanyl is a highly potent drug which greatly increases your chance of an overdose. It is 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin.”

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In the event of an overdose call 911 immediately. Help is also available:

• For crisis services Samaritan Crisis Care 24/7 at 937- 224-4646

• To obtain a kit with the life-saving overdose reversal drug, naloxone, contact Project DAWN at 937-734-8333.

• For treatment and referral information, download the GetHelpNow App.or visit Montgomery County ADAMHS website at www.mcadamhs.org.

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