(Omaha, NE) -- The Omaha Police Department is warning residents to stay away from deadly, fake pills found in the Omaha metro area.
OPD says it has seen a large amount of counterfeit pills in the area recently. Investigators say fentanyl pills, like the ones in pictured above, are an example of illegally pressed pills that Omaha Police have recovered throughout the city. The Police Department says the pills range in color from blue to green, have an “M” imprint on one side, and a “30” imprint on the other side. They say the pills are counterfeits of 30 MG Oxycodone.
Omaha Police say these counterfeit pills are not only illegal, but highly dangerous. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. Investigators say these pills are responsible for several overdose deaths in the metro area.
If you or someone you know is believed to be experiencing a drug overdose, police say to call 911 immediately. According to Nebraska law, you are immune from criminal prosecution if you, in good faith, make a request for emergency medical assistance in response to a drug overdose and remain on scene until medical assistance and law enforcement arrive.
OPD says if you come across these pills, don't touch them and contact police immediately.
(Photo by the Omaha Police Department)