Feb 25, 2014

GPD warns of heroin laced with Fentanyl

GREENVILLE – The Greenville Police Department has received confirmation from the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory that a recent evidence submission has resulted in the finding of heroin laced with the powerful prescription drug Fentanyl. Fentanyl is typically used to ease the pain of end-stage cancer patients or in anesthesia; however, when used with heroin can cause immediate death. This is the first such finding for the department. The Darke County Sheriff's Office has received similar reports.

Numerous prime time television news affiliates have reported deaths in several states. The Greenville Police Department has great concern regarding any illegal drug use and especially these types of new experimentations.

Anyone with drug information is asked to contact the Greenville Police Department at 548-4150 (option 21, or Darke County Crime Stoppers tip line at 547-1661. All callers may remain anonymous.


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