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Type of Incident: Community Warning - Lethal Amounts of Fentanyl Found in Counterfeit Pills
Date of Bulletin: August 27, 2021
Location of Incident: UofSC Campus and Surrounding Areas
Alert Status: Social media notification and web page posting only
USCPD and other law enforcement agencies have seized heroin and other illegal drugs that have been laced with Fentanyl and other substances. Fentanyl is now being found in counterfeit prescription medication and is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), a significant number of college students purchase potentially counterfeit Adderall and Xanax from dark web drug markets and/or through social media.
USCPD is aware that some UofSC students have purchased prescription drugs illegally online, from friends, or from contacts made on social media. Law enforcement agencies across the country have found that many of these purchased drugs are counterfeit and contain lethal amounts of Fentanyl or Methamphetamine. USCPD is warning students who purchase Adderall, Xanax, Oxycodone, or other drugs without a prescription that in addition to potential criminal penalties, these counterfeit pills may kill you.
Due to national trends involving counterfeit pills and other Fentanyl laced drugs, as well as the presence of these substances in the Columbia area, USCPD is issuing a warning to the Carolina Community.
A document from the DEA can be found here: COUNTERFEIT DRUGS FACT SHEET.
UofSC Good Samaritan Policy
The Medical Overdose Treatment policy was created to encourage students to make responsible decisions and seek assistance for fellow students who may be experiencing an alcohol or drug overdose.
Students or student groups, who may be in violation of code of conduct policies or public health directives, but seek medical assistance for others experiencing an alcohol and drug overdose, will receive educational and supportive measures over disciplinary sanctions.