A drug task force in southern Minnesota found more than 1,000 of the deadly opioid pill Fentynal in a storage locker in a rural area. The pills were found during a search of a storage locker in rural Kasota Minnesota. This particular locker was being rented out by a suspect in another investigation in which deputies seized fentanyl pills.

According to FOX9 that person is currently in custody awaiting charges of drug sales and possession. These particular pills are known as "blues" and are made to look like 30mg prescription oxycodone pills.

According to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) these counterfeit pills like the ones that were seized from this storage locker are often aimed at teens and young adults by using bright colors and shapes which appeal to this demographic. Or in some cases, these pills are taken without realizing they are actually fentanyl which can be deadly.

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According to the DEA:

Fentanyl is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine, and 50 times more potent than heroin as a painkiller. Twenty-six percent of tablets tested in a DEA laboratory contained a lethal dose of fentanyl. A lethal dose of fentanyl is about two milligrams, equivalent in size to a few grains of salt.

Can you imagine the number of lives that could have been lost if those pills would have made it out onto the streets? It is so sad that this is a daily threat for people who are purchasing these fake pills through the dark web or from drug dealers. They would have no way to know that these counterfeit pills could kill them. Tragically Prince died back in 2016 from a Fentanyl overdose and to this day we will never know where he got the pills from or if he was aware of what was in them.

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