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Liberal Police Department Investigate Fentanyl in the Community

Joe Denoyer - December 13, 2023 9:54 pm

The Liberal Police Department has issued a public safety notice that fentanyl has been located in the community. Law Enforcement is aware that fentanyl is being mixed with a multitude of other drugs to include Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Xylazine, and the manufacture of counterfeit prescription drugs that are packaged to mimic the original drug.

On Monday, December 11th, Officers executed a search warrant in the 700 block of East Spruce Street in reference to an ongoing death investigation. During the search warrant, Officers located approximately 2 pounds of fentanyl, fentanyl test strips, ledgers, baggies and scales.

A lethal dose of fentanyl is considered to be 2mg. The amount of fentanyl seized would have the potential to provide 500,000 fentanyl doses.

This is an ongoing investigation, if you or someone you know needs help, with substance abuse, call the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration at 1-800-662-4357.

 

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