Bad Batch Of Drugs On The Streets

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The Toledo Police Department has issued a safety alert about pills found locally that are disguised to appear as Oxycodone Tablets. But they have the more deadly Fentanyl in them.

Justin Ochmanek is in recovery for drug addiction and works as a counselor and liaison for Lucas County DART. "It's like playing Russian Roulette every day," says Ochmanek. "I would say the 16 to 22 year old demographic is at greatest risk because most people don't start off with heroin, they start off with pills."

DART Officer Dennis Whaley says "Oxycontin isn't even as strong as morphine and they say Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine."