Marshall County Issues Drug Warning 03 Apr 17

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is asking parents and the public to be on the watch for a batch of missing pills with the appearance of prescription medication.

The tiny blue pills look like Oxycodone but are suspected to be laced with Fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic narcotic associated with as many as three overdoses in Polk County this month.

5 people were taken into custody just last week in East Grand Forks, with 500 pills seized, but officials say as many as 300 are unaccounted for and could be anywhere in the listening area.

Sheriff Jason Bowman is asking parents and the public to be on the watch for anything suspicious, include white or blue powder or pills, pen tubes or hollow tubes and small, zip lock baggies, lethargic or sleepy behavior or a change in demeanor, activities or friendship groups.

The drug is dangerously potent and can be adsorbed through the skin, so avoid any direct contact and turn the pills over immediately to law enforcement, with a prescription drug drop box in the lobby of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department Warren.

A prescription drug disposal box is also located in the lobby of the Pennington County Law Enforcement Center, across from the Court House in Thief River Falls.