According to the alert, the pills resemble 10mg and 80mg Oxycontin pills. "Some are green and stamped with 'CDN' on one side and the.
Sadly, recent news on the topic has all too often come hand in hand with the overdose and death of the unknowing, and often far too young, users. Here in Canada, counterfeit Oxycontin has spread across the provinces, leaving a trail of bodies and OD victims behind.
While there are many illustrations of the utter failure that is drug prohibition, counterfeit drugs produced and circulated "underground" are proving to be one very deadly example.
By changing out the style of stamp that is inlaid/pressed into the pills (such as the superman logo/design), users would again be none the wiser of the dangers of the new batch -- at least initially.
A single legal OxyContin pill is smaller than a fingertip. Opiate painkillers have been subject to a regulatory crackdown. (Jeff Siner/The.
The motive for the heroin-based knockoffs is money. Heroin tends to be considerably cheaper than prescription pharmaceuticals, so the knockoffs sold at prescription pill prices have a higher profit margin.
And federal agents waited for Mexican Oxy to show up on the street.
A chemical analysis of the pills seized in New Jersey found they contained a combination of heroin, pharmaceutical morphine and fentanyl. Simple progression.
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Mendoza, an American citizen by birth, said he told the man no, but the unnamed drug dealer was persistent.
“I didn’t have work and finally agreed to do it,” Mendoza told federal agents.
Finally, the pills are placed into a machine that colors them, and then a illicit drugs, like heroin and cocaine, and using it to produce fake Oxy.
"From here," says Westwick, "they would turn it on and the machine would run itself, pressing out pill after pill after pill.".
Last month, authorities in BC and Alberta announced that illicit fentanyl was being imported into Canada through an established drug trafficking route from China and other parts of Asia.
Pound added that the video isn't giving away anything about the drug-making process that isn't already out there.
The powder is then put into a cylinder attached to a second machine. Westwick turns it on to show how the oddly-shaped thing tumbles and mixes the binding agents.
The pills are the same size, and feature A/215 stamp as oxycodone, but testing indicated the pills were counterfeit.
Lab tests performed by TBI Forensic Scientists indicated the pills were counterfeit, and did not contain oxycodone. The pill instead contained fentanyl, a pain killer that is 50 times as potent as heroin, and can be deadly in high doses.
Monday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its 2015 ‘Crime in Tennessee’ report which showed an overall decrease in reported crimes for the year.
“This disturbing discovery only compounds the problem of fighting drugs in Tennessee,” said Tommy Farmer, TBI Special Agent-in-Charge and Director of the Tennessee Methamphetamine and Pharmaceutical Task Force.
A passenger who landed at Newark Airport from Peru Sunday had food and drinks in his checked bag that turned out to contain cocaine and.
Customs and Border Protection officers were inspecting the luggage of the man, a U.S. citizen, when they found a variety of food products, drinks and 88 Oxycodone pills, officials said.
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Officers took the man and his luggage to a private search room for further inspection, and found white powder inside the food. The powder tested positive for cocaine, according to officials.
About 10 pounds of cocaine were seized, along with the pills, for a total estimated street value of $170,000.
A passenger who landed at Newark Airport from Peru Sunday had food and drinks in his checked bag that turned out to contain cocaine and dozens of Oxycodone pills, officials said.
The man, who had flown in from Lima, was turned over to Port Authority police, and faces narcotics smuggling charges, authorities said.