DEA Cracking Down on Counterfeit Pills Containing Controlled Substances
WESLACO – The Drug Enforcement Administration is cracking down on counterfeit pills nationwide.
Many of the "fakes" are testing positive for fentanyl, a man made substance that is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. All it takes is 2 milligrams to cause an overdose.
Rudy Maldonado, DEA assistant special agent in charge, says 2 milligrams is the size of 2 or 3 grains of salt.
Most of the overdoses seen are from people buying what they believe is Xanax or oxycodone on the streets.
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