Vancouver police report fatal overdoses from counterfeit oxycodone

Attached is a photograph of real Oxycodone pills. The counterfeit pills have similar markings.

The Vancouver Police Department has recently responded to several medical calls involving drug overdoses caused by what is believed to be counterfeit oxycodone, according to a press release.

Some of the calls have resulted in the death of the person that ingested the substances, the department said.

“It is believed counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl are being sold throughout Clark County,” the department wrote. “These pills are likely being purchased illicitly and not through a pharmacy. Fentanyl is a dangerous, powerful Schedule II narcotic responsible for an epidemic of overdose deaths within the United States.”

The Vancouver Police Department is advising people to beware of taking prescription medication that is not purchased from a pharmacy or taking medication that has not been prescribed to you.

— The Reflector

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