“Counterfeit pain and anxiety pills (for example Percocet, oxycodone, Xanax, and others) may also be laced with fentanyl. Fentanyl and similar drugs are very potent and increase the risk of overdose and death,” the release states.
If you believe someone is overdosing, call 911 immediately and stay with the person until medical help arrives, the release reads.
Signs of an opioid overdose, according to the release, include:
Slow, shallow breathing or not breathing
Slow heartbeat or no heartbeat
Choking or gargling sounds and vomiting
Pale, clammy skin; blue or gray lips and fingertips