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Deadly ‘super pill’ found in Central Florida, authorities say

By Basoodler, Apr 5, 2016 | | |
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  1. Basoodler

    ORLANDO, Fla. -
    A deadly new drug that has the potential to kill someone in just minutes has made its way to Central Florida, law enforcement officials say.


    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said a drug known as the "super pill" is a lethal mix of Xanax and fentanyl and is 80 times stronger than morphine.

    Fentanyl is an opiate that is used to relieve pain.

    The pill has already been linked to nine deaths in the Tampa Bay area.

    FDLE's Orlando crime laboratory said it started seeing counterfeit drugs, not legally prescribed, containing dangerous amounts of fentanyl or fentanyl mixed with other drugs like Percocet, Xanax or Oxycodone.

    The “super pill” is designed to look like regular painkillers, but contains fentanyl, the FDLE said.

    “It is important for consumers who need prescription pain killers, to get them from licensed pharmacies," said FDLE Orlando Special Agent in Charge Danny Banks.

    "Consumers have no idea what they are buying when they purchase prescription drugs on the street and just one pill can be deadly."



    Published On:*Apr 05 2016 08:06:20 AM EDT
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    Updated On:*Apr 05 2016 12:00:46 PM EDT



    http://m.wesh.com/news/deadly-super-pill-found-in-central-florida-authorities-say/38872038

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  1. Basoodler
    Deadly “Super Pill” found in the Miami Valley

    DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A new street drug is killing people shortly after they take it.
    It’s known as a “super pill” and it recently made its way to Ohio.

    According to officials, kids have access to this new drug known as the “super pill” and that has authorities even more concerned.

    “People need to be very frightened about this,” said executive director for Montgomery County’s Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board, Helen Jones-Kelley, “It looks like a prescription Xanax pill.”

    Xanax, is a medication prescribed to treat anxiety and now it’s being mixed into new street drug known as a “super pill.”
    The other part is Fentanyl. An addictive pain medication commonly prescribed to those battling cancer.

    The two together in one tablet is to blame for several recent deaths in Florida. According to Jones-Kelley the “super pill” is here in the Miami Valley.


    “It was just seen recently in Ohio with three students from the Northmont School District. If we heard of three then there are at least three hundred,” she said.

    So far, there have been no confirmed deaths caused by the drug locally, but emergency room pharmacist, Johnny Chan with Kettering Medical Center wants Ohioans to know it’s a pill you don’t want to play with.


    “The Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine.*If you take this medication we will more than likely see you here in the ER,” he said.

    One dose could also send someone to the morgue.

    “The reality is, is this is something that can kill on contact. We need to make sure the community is aware of it and not taking any chances with it,” said Jones-Kelley.

    Officials ask that parents remind kids to not take pills that aren’t prescribed to them. If you see the “super pill” in school or elsewhere, let police know.

    By Tyler Utzka
    Published: March 30, 2016, 10:45 pm Updated: March 30, 2016, 11:37 pm

    http://wdtn.com/2016/03/30/deadly-super-pill-found-in-the-miami-valley/
  2. Potter
    HAHAAHAAA

    My god what a mess.
  3. Alfa
    Maybe they should ban it!

    yes, again. Just for the hell of it.
  4. Basoodler
    At least the pill is easily identified

    [​IMG]

    It has a cape
  5. Alfa
    For clarity's sake the photo is of a normal Xanax pill.
    1. TheBigBadWolf
      did you test it? - we know that what looks like a duck but has wings the size of a swan's is in most cases a dragon on carnival.
  6. sativa.tmp
    AW: Re: Deadly ‘super pill’ found in Central Florida, authorities say

    By the gods, what if food was treated like medicine and banned using a white list. Oh the calamity. (PS. That new UK whitelist drug law is delayed...)
  7. trdofbeingtrd
    Yeahhhh.....kinda thought it was odd that a Xanax pill was the picture they used.

    At least we all know that this important information wouldn't be used to scare people.

    They are so smarterest. It's way better than teaching the truth and being truthful.
  8. Docta
    Its just ridiculous to use images of clandestine manufactured pills in warnings because the dies are changed out while pressing when they clog up. The die set comes with a multitude die faces that use the same punching guide, its not like the operator stops punching pills and carefully cleans the die face they are using. Its pulled and replaced with a different one allowing the press to restart immediately.

    There can be any number of pill logos on a production run it depends on how many times the dies clog and need replacing.

    Example of dies that come in the same set:


    [​IMG]
  9. Name goes here
    Whomever is pressing these are real assholes. I get making fake pills but throwing fentanyl into a benzo pill is almost asking to kill others. While swallowing fentanyl is much less powerful then the media would have you believe, it's still a super opioid.
  10. Basoodler
    Why would somebody bother mixing those two up and pressing enough pills to be found in Ohio and Florida in less than a week?

    I figured it was a branded RC pill from China. Could it be a case of people dipping Xanax bars in some sort of liquid Rc. Opiod Solution as a means to dose it?

    If a person has the skill and means to press pills I doubt they would knowingly press a lethal dose.. I'd hope not anyway
  11. Potter
    A few years ago there were ads for pressed pills like this all over YouTube and Craigslist.
  12. Diverboone
    "The pill has already been linked to nine deaths in the Tampa Bay area." becomes "The two together in one tablet is to blame for several recent deaths in Florida."

    "Linked" is an overly broad term that's often heard in the anti-drug campaigns. Use of the word "linked" discredits the whole article and renders it not newsworthy. Then the second article took the liberty to replace "linked" with "is to blame for". This would be the same as stating "automobiles were linked to 9 deaths in the Tampa area" and "automobiles were to blame for several recent deaths in Florida", but many people do not see the absurdity in such media hype and hysteria.
  13. Basoodler


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  14. Bloodredsunsets
    This is frightening. Now I like to think I'm not stupid when it comes to this, and that whenever I get something I always check the number on the pill and look it up in a pill identifier to make sure it is what I think it is. However, the post with the pictures of the bar presses worries me. Do they press numbers of legitimate Xanax onto this fake bars? Would looking it up not guarantee its safety anymore?
  15. Potter
    Yes, they mimic the imprint of the original pill, no, it has NEVER been a guarantee of safety.
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