Ector County Medical Examiner issues warning on Fentanyl related deaths

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ECTOR COUNTY, Texas (Nexstar)- The Ector County Medical Examiner’s Office says they are seeing an increase in Fentanyl related deaths in Ector County.

According to a release, there were at least 10 deaths in Ector County in 2020 involving an overdose of Fentanyl as well as Fentanyl combined with other drugs.

The release says there has been an increase in small blue or light green pills with the letters and numbers M30 stamped on them surfacing in Ector County. The Medical Examiner’s Office says these pills are laced with fentanyl.

Chief Investigator Ron Inge says these pills are extremely dangerous and even handling them can cause the fentanyl to enter your system through your skin.

Additionally, the Medical Examiner’s Office says they have already seen several overdose deaths this year that are believed to be Fentanyl related.

Inge is advising the community not to take any medication unless it has been prescribed by your physician and is in a clearly marked prescription bottle.

If you see any medications that resemble the photo above, you are encouraged to contact the police immediately and not to touch the pills.

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