The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office has issued a press release warning residents of the county about a spike in Fentanyl overdoses. Fentanyl is a deadly synthetic opioid that has been found in substances such as heroin, methamphetamine, ecstasy, molly, and other recreational drugs. It is also used in the production of knock-off (fake) prescription drugs sold on the black market from unlicensed pharmacies.
Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Issues Warning About Fentanyl Overdoses
"The current fentanyl epidemic is unlike any opioid challenge we have faced," said Sheriff Tim Svenson. "It's important to understand that a fatal dose of fentanyl can be placed into any illicit substance and is routinely being found in phony prescription pills such as counterfeit oxycodone."