State Narcotics Bureau Fault Fake Oxycodone Pills
The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics said fake Oxycodone pills are linked to at least two recent deaths in central Oklahoma and more could be at risk.
Agency spokesman Mark Woodward said two individuals overdosed and died the afternoon of Sunday, May 10, in Oklahoma County after buying counterfeit Oxycodone pills that tested positive for fentanyl.
“Fentanyl is a powerful and cheap drug that can be 100 to 1000 times more potent than morphine or heroin.
It is often purchased on the black market by drug organizations, which use it as filler in heroin or press the powder into pills that resemble legitimate American pharmaceuticals,” Mr. Woodward explained.
He said OBN agents found some of the counterfeit pills inside the home of one of the overdose victims.
“The pills were blue in color and stamped to look like 30 milligram Oxycodone.
“Side-by-side, it would be hard for anyone to tell the difference,” the agency spokesman continued.
“We are concerned there are more of these pills circulating the streets of Oklahoma and we could see additional overdose victims.”
OBN agents said 22-year old David LaWayne “Dee-Jay” Williams Jr., a person of interest in the investigation, has been located and is cooperating with investigators.