Mar 31, 2024

Police seize 2,300 fentanyl laced pills in Junction City

Posted Mar 31, 2024 2:00 AM
Photo Junction City Police
Photo Junction City Police

GEARY COUNTY —Police in Junction City reported their ongoing investigations into fentanyl distribution have led to significant breakthroughs, according to a media release.

JCPD Officers and Detectives have seized more than 2,300 fentanyl-laced pills, known as "Dirty 30s," along with 3 kilograms of pure fentanyl. This seizure has removed the equivalent of approximately 1.5 million potential lethal doses of fentanyl from the streets, considering both the pills and the pure fentanyl seized.

Police said multiple arrests have been made. They are reminding the public about the dangers of synthetic opioids, echoing the message of the DEA's #OnePillCanKill campaign. This campaign highlights the alarming rise in overdose deaths linked to fentanyl, a substance up to 50 times more potent than heroin. Just a tiny amount can be deadly.

The DEA warned that counterfeit pills, often made to look like prescription medications, are flooding communities. These pills are easily accessible and pose a significant risk, especially to young people who might be unaware of their lethal potential. Only consume medication that you receive from your doctor or pharmacy.