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Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office
Tuesday February 3rd, 2015 :: 09:26 a.m. EST


Public Awareness Message

Good Morning, In the past week there has been 4 reported incidents involving teenagers, ages 15 to 19 years old, that have ingested an unknown and unprescribed chemical or synthetic substance which resulted in emergency medical treatments including hospitalization. Investigators from the Sheriff's Office is working with chemist at the Consolidated Lab to identify this compound and the source behind the distribution. Investigators continue to interview witnesses and victims.
The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who may have recently come into possession of these street available capsules containing a powdered substance not to risk ingesting the capsule. There is a high probability of unintended medical consequences.
The Sheriff's Office along with the Commonwealth's Attorney and the Pittsylvania County Schools are seeking any information that may move the investigation forward. No arrests have been made at this time.

Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office
21 Main St
Chatham, VA 24531

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 434-432-7800

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