The Marshall County Sheriff's Office released a statement this morning warning the community of an ongoing investigation based on credible information about a dangerous drug in the community that looks like a prescription drug obtained by a pharmacy--but is not.
According to the statement, the pills look like "Xanax bars," which are typically prescribed by a physician to treat anxiety, but are actually purchased illegally from overseas and contain Fentanyl--a dangerous drug even in trace amounts.
"Xanax bars are popular amongst our youth who experiment with pharmaceutical drugs. If they consume a pill laced with Fentanyl, an overdose or death is likely to occur," Marshall County Sheriff Eddie McGuire warned. "Parents, please talk to your preteens and teens about this dangerous drug. We do want want this poison to be the death of anyone, especially our kids."
Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation or wanting to report suspicious activity is urged to call 270-527-1333. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling Crimestoppers at 270-527-COPS (2677)