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Public Safety Announcement

A Public Safety Announcement was released on Monday, April 17 by local law enforcement agencies (Lake County Sheriff, Two Harbors Police and Silver Bay Police) on counterfit “M30” oxycodone pills, presumingly contain­ing Fentanyl, found in Lake County. The an­nouncement read as follows:

Over the last few days, the Two Harbors Po­lice Department and Lake County Sheriff’s Of­fice have responded to multiple calls involving the possession and use of counterfeit “M30” oxycodone pills. We are bringing this to the attention of the public, as in one of the calls, law enforcement officers from the Two Har­bors Police Department needed to administer Naloxone (a.k.a. NARCAN) to an unrespon­sive individual. We are thankful that the quick actions of everyone involved allowed this situ­ation to have a positive outcome.

Presumptive tests by law enforcement do show the suspected counterfeit “M30” pills do con­tain FENTANYL.

These pills are often known as “Percocet”, “Percs”, “Oxy”, or “Blue”. The pills often look like those in the photo below.

For those who may not be aware, fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid drug. It is 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin. More importantly, ingesting fentanyl can be deadly. If you are looking for more information about fentanyl, please [go to: www.dea.gov/factsheets/fentanyl ] and learn more from the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) fact sheets.

In an effort for everyone to remain safe, if you find a pill or pills similar or matching the ones in the photo, do not touch or handle them, and instead contact law enforcement and we will respond and take appropriate and safe actions in collecting the pills.

If you live in Two Harbors, Silver Bay, or anywhere in Lake County, please call 218- 834-8385 and the dispatcher answering the phone will get you in contact with the appropriate agency. Please remember if you are experiencing any type of emergency, please dial 911.

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