PORTALES (KSEL)- The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department shared a news article reported by the Pecos Valley Drug Task Force that is warning the public of a dangerous drug being sold in southern New Mexico. Authorities say hundreds of pills were seized in the Carlsbad area. While the pills look like oxycodone, authorities say they are actually fentanyl, an extremely potent opioid.
KRQE reports that the Eddy County Sheriff Mark Cage says they are reporting their findings to warn the public of the dangers of buying pills illegally on the street. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times stronger than the drug morphine.