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San Benito County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday October 22nd, 2019 :: 11:10 a.m. PDT


BE AWARE of counterfeit prescription drugs laced with Fetanyl in Hollister/San Benito County

Over the last two days, we have had two overdose cases where FENTANYL is believed to be involved.  It is believed Fentanyl has been laced on counterfeit prescription narcotics that are being sold "on the street."

The two cases our office has been involved in are related to OxyCodone and Xanax pills that are believed to have a toxic/fatal dose of Fentanyl in them.

The patient yesterday was revived by local medics after numerous doses of Narcan.  Today medics were unable to save the man who died at the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation and will be updated.  Please talk to your family, loved ones and friends and ask them to NEVER take a pill given or sold to them that did not come from a controlled pharmacy with a legitimate prescription for them personally.

These cases are increasing in our area of California.  Santa Clara, Monterey and San Francisco Counties have sent out similar alerts in the last week or two.

San Benito County Sheriff's Office
2301 Technology Pkwy
Hollister, CA 95023

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 831-636-4080

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