“DEA laboratory testing reveals a dramatic rise in the number of counterfeit pills containing at least two milligrams of fentanyl, which is considered a lethal dose,” the alert read. “A deadly dose of fentanyl is small enough to fit on the tip of a pencil.”
Voices for Awareness is partnering with Mesa County Public Health, Community Hospital, the Western Colorado Drug Task Force, Grand Junction Police Department, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, Mesa County District Attorney’s Office and Mesa County Commissioners in its efforts.
“We are pleased to support Voices For Awareness in their efforts. This initiative complements our work to prevent substance abuse and misuse in our community, which continues to be an area of concern. From 2018 to 2020, opioid overdose deaths increased by 50 percent in Mesa County,” Mesa County Public Health said in a statement.