Counterfeit Prescription Pills Posing Threat To South Dakota

(Pierre, SD) — Counterfeit prescription pills are posing a threat to South Dakota. Sioux Falls Police Chief Jon Thum says fentanyl poisoning will continue to claim lives, and his warning is ringing true with drug counselors in the state. Darcy Jensen, Director of Prairie View Prevention Services, says police took 800 grams of fentanyl off the street in South Dakota in 2023, and the year isn’t over. A dose of fentanyl the size of two grains of salt can be deadly. Many fake pills with fentanyl are made to look just like prescription pills with the same colors and markings. Officials are urging people to never take a pill that was not prescribed directly to them, never take a pill from a friend, and never take a pill bought online.

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