Counterfeit Oxycodone pills blamed for 6 weekend overdoses, 1 death in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH)┬áThe Wichita Police Department warns of “numerous cases” of counterfeit oxycodone pills embedded with Fentanyl. A recent case within the past few days turned deadly.

The department says it’s investigating six overdose cases from the weekend, four involving a 16-year-old boy, a 19-year-old man, a 23-year-old man and a 27-year-old man.

“WPD is currently working with the Regional Forensic Science Center to determine if the Oxycodone pills seized in the cases are counterfeit and embedded with Fentanyl,” police say.