WARREN, Pa. – The City of Warren Police Department issued a warning Wednesday about counterfeit pills that may be laced with fentanyl circulating in the area.
“The pills are small, blue in color, and stamped with the marking ‘M30,'” Police Chief Joseph Sporveri said in a statement. “These pills are being illegally manufactured and pressed into pill form.”
Sproveri said these pills are responsible for two overdose deaths in Warren County in the last week. At least one of those deaths led to felony charges against the individual who allegedly distributed the pills to the victim.
Jamestown Police confiscated more than nine pounds of similarly described pills as a result of a traffic stop on Dec. 7.
“If anyone observes any similar pills, they are urged not to touch them and to call your local police department immediately,” Sproveri said.
Sproveri said Warren PD is working with other agencies to conduct an investigation into “the manufacturing and distribution of these pills.”