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KCPD seeing increase in fentanyl-laced drug overdoses

Significant increase in Northland teen overdoses
Counterfeit prescription pills laced with deadly doses of fentanyl making way into US, DEA warns
Posted at 10:28 AM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 11:28:18-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police said they are seeing an increase in the number of overdose deaths in teens who take pills laced with the deadly opioid fentanyl.

KCPD said in a news release that teens and young adults are obtaining pills they believe are prescription pain medication, but the pills are illegal and laced with fentanyl.

Police said there's no way to tell if the pills are laced, and 0.25 milligrams of fentanyl can be fatal.

Though KCPD is seeing the drugs spring up all over the metro, they said most of the teenage overdoses are occurring in the Northland, and many of them are fatal.

If parents or friends find the pills, they should call the police.