State police warn of fake oxycodone tablets containing fentanyl – WMUR Manchester

New Hampshire State Police are warning the public about counterfeit oxycodone pills that are circulating in the Merrimack County area.

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Investigators said they seized large quantities of tan-colored tablets labeled “M30.”

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New Hampshire State Police

New Hampshire State Police released this photo of counterfeit oxycodone pills that actually contain fentanyl.

Police said that while the M30 marking (more…)

Oxycodone laced with dangerous fentanyl found in Anne Arundel – CapitalGazette.com

Oxycodone pills cut with the deadly synthetic drug fentanyl have been found in Anne Arundel County, the Maryland State Police reported.

Oxycodone, sometimes known by the brand names Oxycontin or Roxicodone, is a synthetic opioid used to treat moderate to severe pain.

Fentanyl is much more powerful than most other opioids. Police frequently ascribe the increase in overdoses in the state in the (more…)

New Jersey firefighter charged with selling oxycodone in Hackensack – WTVD-TV

HACKENSACK, New Jersey

A New Jersey firefighter has been charged with selling the opioid pain medication oxycodone.

After a joint investigation, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and Hackensack police arrested 35-year-old James Rattacasa.

They say he peddled oxycodone in and around Hackensack.

According to the Bergen County Prosecutor, on May 6, Oakland police revived a 33-year-old male overdose victim using Naloxone, an overdose reversal (more…)