KCK police find nearly 6,000 fake pills laced with fentanyl

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) — The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department is warning its community about the dangers of fentanyl following a recent discovery.

Police said a recent search warrant led to the seizure of “approximately 6,000 counterfeit prescription pills containing the deadly drug fentanyl along with eight firearms and other drugs.”

A press release said the pills were made to look like you might buy them in a pharmacy, but they could contain lethal levels of fentanyl.

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“To date in 2022, there have been 61 overdoses and 11 overdose deaths in Kansas City, Kansas alone,” the department said. “This is serious business.”

Officials issued the following warning signs when someone could be suffering from an overdose:

  • A person’s lips instantly turn blue
  • Gurgling noises when breathing
  • Stiffness of the body or seizure-like activity
  • foam at the mouth
  • Confusion or strange behavior before the person loses consciousness
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