Law enforcement warns of fentanyl in area

The Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force and the Red Lake Police Department have been investigating several overdoses linked to small, blue pills being sold as 30 milligram Percocet or “perc 30s.”

These pills have reportedly been linked to one fatal overdose and a number of non-fatal overdoses in the region, and initial testing of the substance showed that these pills contain Fentanyl.

These pills are potentially fatal to users or to those who may inadvertently come into contact with the substance.

The public is encouraged to report any information regarding this substance to law enforcement.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.

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