DEA warns of increase in fentanyl and methamphetamine in fake pills

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A sharp increase in the number of fake prescription pills found to contain fentanyl and methamphetamine caused the Drug Enforcement Administration to issue its first public safety alert in six years last week.

The alert, issued Sept. 27, seeks to warn Americans of “the alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine,” it said.

“The United States is facing

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