EUGENE, Ore. – Two 17 year olds are dead after allegedly overdosing on fentanyl, according to police.
A confidential source tells KEZI 9 News the bodies were discovered on Saturday night in the Chase Village apartment complex near Autzen Stadium.
This comes amid an increase in overdose deaths due to fentanyl, according to police. Fentanyl is an incredibly strong drug that can kill in even small amounts.
Police say fake prescription drugs have been going around that contain fentanyl. It’s not known if these drugs are connected to the recent overdose deaths.
However, over the weekend, police warned residents of the drugs, which are reportedly bright blue in color and stamped with an M on one side and a 30 on the other, making the pill appear to be Oxycodone Hydrochloride, which is prescribed to treat pain. Genuine pain medication is white or light blue, police say.
Coos County is also reporting an increase in overdoses due to fentanyl. They said some illegal drugs are being laced with fentanyl without the users’ knowledge. At least one death due to overdose has been reported.