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Deadly Fentanyl-laced oxycodone pills found in WNY

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Posted at 12:51 PM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 13:05:22-04

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman held an urgent news conference on Thursday afternoon.

He’s warning Western New Yorkers about deadly Fentanyl-laced replica oxycodone pills. Investigators seized about 500 of the blue pills during a drug raid in Western New York.

The attorney general explained that the pills, which were purposely designed to look like prescription-strength oxycodone, are extremely dangerous as the unsuspecting user could be ingesting a potentially deadly quantity of fentanyl. 

“These dealers were playing Russian Roulette with the lives of New Yorkers,” said Attorney General Schneiderman.