November 10, 2021

Pills pressed with Fentanyl contribute to multiple overdoses in Oxford

Mary Apel

Since January of this year, the Oxford community has experienced 10 overdose deaths and 16 overdoses that have survived, that have been reported.

The prescription pills that authorities have been seeing the most on recent overdose cases are 30mg Percocet. The pills are being pressed with Fentanyl and have the same identical markings as the real pharmaceutical markings.

If you have information about someone selling or possessing products to manufacture illegal narcotics, please contact:
The Oxford Police Department at 662-232-2400 Metro Narcotics at 662-236-3900
Or Lafayette County Crime Stoppers at 662-234-8477

The production of counterfeit pharmaceuticals is growing across the area. Pharmaceutical medication should only be taken when obtained from a licensed pharmacist and used as directed by a licensed physician.

Here is a list of resources that the community has access to if you, or somebody that you know, are struggling with addiction:

Communicare 662-234-7521
MS CARE 662-234-6553
Oxford Treatment Center 662-291-7308
Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center 662-373-2830

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