GBI Crime Lab Identifies Counterfeit Pills in Houston & Bibb Counties

August 25, 2017

Decatur, GA – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Central Regional Crime Lab has identified the counterfeit pills in connection with the public alert issued by Warner Robins Police Department on August 22, 2017.

Analysis has confirmed that pills from Houston and Bibb counties contain cyclopropyl fentanyl. Cyclopropyl fentanyl is a fentanyl analogue that is chemically similar to fentanyl.  It is unknown how the human body will react to this drug since it is not intended for human or veterinary use.  Cyclopropyl fentanyl had previously been identified for the first time by the GBI Crime Lab in June 2017 during the Middle, GA overdose outbreak incident. 

The Georgia Poison Center was initially alerted about similar overdoses in the Middle Georgia area and along with the Department of Public Health continues to monitor the situation.  If anyone has any information pertaining to this dangerous counterfeit drug, please contact the Warner Robins Police Department at 478-302-5380 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

Contact Information: 
Nelly Miles - Public Affairs Director - 404/270-8330
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