One Pill Can Kill
Fentanyl has become a fatal epidemic. The U.S. overdose crisis resulted in more than 107,000 people dying over the last year from drug overdoses, with 68% of overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids, primarily fentanyl. In 2023, the DEA seized more than 78.4 million fentanyl-laced fake pills and nearly 12,000 pounds of fentanyl powder. The 2023 seizures are equivalent to more than 388.8 million lethal doses of fentanyl.
The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office and the Blaine County Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) have a long-standing relationship with the Drug Enforcement Administration, working to stem the influx of drugs entering our community. The DEA's One Pill Can Kill campaign is working with law enforcement, treatment providers, judges, and probation and parole officers across the country to educate the public about the dangers of fake pills.
Fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills can be deceiving. They can look very real. Commonly prescribed drugs like Adderal, OxyContin, Xanax, and others are being counterfeited with potentially fatal consequences. DEA Laboratory testing indicates that 6 out of 10 pills seized by the DEA contain a lethal dose of fentanyl.
Law Enforcement across the nation is seeing accidental overdoses like never before, even in Blaine County, Idaho. Never take a pill from someone else because literally, One Pill Can Kill. Only 2 mg. of fentanyl is a potentially deadly dose. Fentanyl is 50 times more potent than heroin. The only safe medications come from licensed and accredited medical professionals. Pills purchased outside of a licensed pharmacy are illegal, dangerous, and potentially lethal. We urge parents to talk to their children about the danger of accepting any pill from someone else, including friends, or via social media, the dark web, or the black market. Drug enforcement is a top priority for the Blaine County Sheriff's Office.
Learn more at https://www.dea.gov/onepill
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