Multiple fentanyl related overdose deaths reported by police in north MS

Multiple overdoses including deaths have been reported by police in North MS.

The Booneville Police Department is releasing the following information to the public:

We are investigating a series of reported cases of overdose of illegal narcotics. The narcotics are laced with fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl. They are in pill and/or powder form. We have confirmed three hospitalized individuals and two who are deceased as a result of ingesting these narcotics. Evidence gathered from one of the scenes was taken to the MS State Crime Lab today and tested positive for the two listed substances.

We want to make the public aware of how dangerous these substances are. This is still an ongoing investigation with our agency, the Northeast MS Narcotics Unit, and the MS Bureau of Narcotics. If you come into contact with these substances, do not touch them due to the potential potency. Immediately notify our agency at (662) 728-5611 or our tip line at (662) 728-1230 if you come into contact with these substances or have any information regarding this investigation. Thank you.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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