A cluster of overdoses seen in Augusta as a result of counterfeit pills

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AUGUSTA (WJBF) – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has been alerted of a possible cluster of overdoses related to counterfeit pills.

These pills may be sold as Xanax or Percocet and contain fentanyl.

The counterfeit pills may be driving increased overdoses in Richmond County as well as two other districts in Georgia.

Georgia Attorney General, Chris Carr, tweeted a warning Wednesday morning:

A report from the GA DPH shows within two months, 99 patients with symptoms presented from Richmond County zip codes.

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