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Agents warn of deadly ‘super pill’

By Staff | Apr 5, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – State law enforcement officials on Tuesday warned about a dangerous “super pill” selling on the streets of Orlando.

Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said the pill appears to be a painkiller but contains deadly levels of fentanyl.

Fentanyl is an opiate that is used to relieve pain.

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 said the drugs look like regular prescription pain killers, and consumers shouldn’t buy drugs on the streets and should get them from licensed pharmacies.

The “super pill” has been linked to nine deaths elsewhere in Florida.

“Consumers have no idea what they are buying when they purchase prescription drugs on the street and just one pill can be deadly,” said FDLE’s Danny Banks, who is the Orlando special agent in charge.

Banks urged those consumers who have the pills to turn them into law enforcement, no questions asked.