Counterfeit “Oxys” Containing Dangerous Fentanyl in Mississippi

Photo of Oycontin pillsPhoto courtesy of NLMWhile not an actual photo of the recovered pills, this photo is very similar - round blue pills marked with "A 215."

Police in Gulfport Mississippi have issued a warning to the public (May 7, 2018) about counterfeit Oxycodone tablets that look like regular “oxys” but are actually made of the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl. Analysis in a DEA lab revealed the pills contained no oxycodone at all.  Pills containing fentanyl carry a high risk of overdose and death, especially if users are unaware of their actual content and are likely to take too many. For more information:

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