Killer synthetic drugs that look like oxycodone seized in NJ –

MONMOUTH COUNTY — Two kinds of deadly synthetic drugs in pill form designed to mimic oxycodone have been found for the first time in Monmouth County, authorities said.

Carfentanil and cyclopropyl fentanyl were seized during investigations in Holmdel and Long Branch, the county prosecutor’s office said Thursday.

Both were produced in pill form and are marked A/215.

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Notoriously potent synthetic opioids manufactured into pill form that resembled the appearance of another painkiller were found in Monmouth County for the first time, according to the county prosecutor’s office. 

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