Warning issued over deadly ‘super pill' in Central Florida

Pills look identical to regular painkillers

By Melodi Smith - Multimedia Journalist

ORLANDO, Fla. - State law enforcement officials are warning about a dangerous "super pill" selling on the streets of Orlando.

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Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Tuesday that the pill seems like a painkiller to users but contains deadly levels of fentanyl.

Fentanyl is an opiate that is used to relieve pain.

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The FDLE's Orlando laboratory recently has seen not-legally-prescribed drugs containing dangerous amounts of fentanyl or fentanyl mixed with other drugs like Percocet, Xanax and Oxycodone.

FDLE agents say the drugs look like regular prescription pain killers.

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They say consumers shouldn't buy drugs on the streets and should get them from licensed pharmacies.

 

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