VIDEO: Cumberland County Prosecutor Issues Warning on Mislabeled Illegal DrugsPosted:
CUMBERLAND COUNTY - Cumberland County Prosecutors gave a warning that investigators discovered a baggie thought to be heroin, but it actually contained pure fentanyl.
The synthetic opiate is often mixed with heroin or cocaine, but can be fatal in its pure form.
"Fentanyl is a substance that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and even in the smallest amounts, as little as .25 milligrams, it can be fatal," said Jennifer Webb-McRae, CuCoProsecutor. "So we felt compelled to alert the public that pure fentanyl was on the streets of Cumberland County."
The baggie was stamped "egg nog." The prosecutor's office says drug dealers often change stamps, so there may be other bags with a high concentration of fentanyl on the streets with different stamps or no stamps at all.
Prosecutor Webb-McRae also adds that if you are struggling with a drug addiction, contact her office for assistance.
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