Local agencies report an unusual increase in suspected poisonings in the community. In the last 48 hours there have been 3 suspected drug-related deaths, and a total of 6 for the month of May so far. The substance causing these poisonings is not yet confirmed, however, there are some reports of a blue (both a bright and dark shade) and dark purple opioid product that is suspected to primarily contain fentanyl.
This serves as an important reminder that street drugs may be cut or mixed with toxic substances. Beware that even a small amount of drug can cause a fatal poisoning.