Junction City / Geary County Drug Operations Group has informed the public about an illegal narcotic becoming increasingly popular throughout the nation, and in this region. Recently law enforcement personnel have seen an increase in OxyContin pills laced with fentanyl. The pills are round, blue in color, and stamped with an "M" and "30."
Often these pills are mistaken for prescription medication, but they are counterfeit pills pressed to resemble prescription OxyContin.
Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Police said that the lack of quality control used when the pills are pressed leads to high amounts of fentanyl in certain pills and often to an overdose death of the person taking the pill. These pills have led to countless overdoses and deaths throughout the nation.
Police asked that you inform your friends and family about the dangers associated with taking these pills. Only take pills prescribed for you by a doctor and that are purchased from an actual pharmacy.
If anyone has information regarding these pills call the Junction City Police Department at 785-762-5912, or Crime Stoppers tip line at 785-762-8477. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward.