Fake Prescription Pills Containing Dangerous Drugs

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During 2017, forensic laboratories in New Jersey have identified a large amount of imitation prescription pills containing dangerous drugs.

So far this year, law enforcement in NJ have seized over 500,000 fake prescription pills that have actually contained highly potent opioids, including heroin and fentanyl class compounds.

Recently, carfentanil was identified in what appeared to be a legitimate prescription oxycodone pill.

Carfentanil is typically used to tranquilize large animals, specifically elephants. Reportedly, the equivalent of one grain of salt is enough to kill one human being.

Imitation prescription pills containing dangerous drugs such as carfentanil are being sold by drug dealers, placing users at significant risk of death.