ALERT: Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking Task Force
Detectives from Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) have been investigating several cases involving pills containing fentanyl that mimic common medications like aspirin and Xanax.
It is important to remember that even a small dose of fentanyl can cause the user to overdose or die and such incidents have increased in Yavapai County in recent months. The pills being found in the community have no visible indication as to their contents. Through testing, many of the pills have been confirmed to contain valeryl fentanyl, which is a fentanyl analog. Varying fentanyl analogs are often 10-100x more powerful than standard medical-grade fentanyl.
As a community we can help stop this drug epidemic from claiming the lives of those we love by talking about the dangers of drug use. Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, along with local law enforcement partners and MATFORCE, urge families to talk now, and often, about the dangers of drug use. With fentanyl-laced pills available in our community, it is very important to remember that ANY pill, if not obtained personally and in its original packaging, MAY be counterfeit and contain fentanyl or fentanyl analogs.