LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. — The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Workplace has issued a warning to the general public after two individuals skilled deadly overdoses after consuming what’s suspected to be counterfeit prescription capsules.
Well being officers in Frederick County, Maryland issued an identical warning Friday after receiving experiences of non-fatal overdoses involving counterfeit pharmaceuticals, together with opiates corresponding to Percocet, M30, different prescription opiates and Xanax.
Prior to now two weeks, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Workplace Felony Investigations Division has performed two loss of life investigations which can be preliminarily believed to contain street-level Percocet.
Each investigations are pending toxicology and it’s unclear if the instances in Loudoun County are linked to the reported overdoses in Maryland.
“Any counterfeit prescription capsules bought on-line or on the streets might can comprise Fentanyl or different chopping brokers. These substances, when added to the counterfeit capsules, can simply and shortly trigger loss of life,” stated Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman by way of press launch.
“Fentanyl or its derivatives can unintentionally be inhaled by the nostril or mouth. Even hint quantities can lead to extreme hostile reactions placing these uncovered to the drug at risk, together with the general public,” the press launch went on to specify.
You probably have data concerning suspected narcotics exercise in Loudoun County, please contact the LCSO Narcotics Hotline by calling1-833-468-8477.