Police believe a new wave of overdoses in Middle Georgia is connected to poisonous tablets being sold on the streets.
Police believe a new wave of overdoses in central Georgia is connected to poisonous tablets being sold on the streets.
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At least eight people were taken to hospitals in Warner Robins and Macon. Warner Robins Police spokeswoman Jennifer Parson said the pills are a counterfeit version of the prescription painkiller “Percocet.”
“This is a white pill. I know a couple of months ago we had a strand of overdoses as well, but that was a yellow pill, so this is different,” Parson said.
A public alert has been issued.
“Our community is very close to I-75. So if it’s happening here, there is a good possibility that it could happen in your area as well,” Parson said.
No one has died, but several victims were placed on ventilators.
“We started seeing overdoses start, I would say, around late Saturday night, and it just continued. All of the patients that would come in had the same symptoms,” Parson said.
The white pills are being sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab for analysis.
Yellow fake Percocet pills caused three deaths and 29 overdoses in Middle Georgia earlier this summer.