Drug News

Man Arrested With 1,000 Fentanyl Laced Blue M30 Pills

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says they arrested a 33-year-old man for having over 1,000 fake oxycodone pills. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Anthony Allen Wong was wanted for violating his probation and was pulled over on August 12 near the 1800 block of Shepherd Drive in Paso Robles.

Deputies say Wong is a known drug dealer and was suspected to be selling drugs while on probation. Detectives searched Wong’s vehicle and found over 1,000 fake oxycodone blue pills that later tested positive for Fentanyl and Acetaminophen. The street value of what was recovered from Wong is said to be worth between $5,000 and $10,000 according to news report.

Fake m 30 pills
An image of the recovered pills from Anthony Wong (Photo: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office)

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. It is a prescription drug that is also made and used illegally. The illegally used fentanyl most often associated with recent overdoses is made in labs. This synthetic fentanyl is sold illegally as a powder, dropped onto blotter paper, put in eye droppers and nasal sprays, or made into pills that look like other prescription opioids.

Some drug dealers are mixing fentanyl with other drugs. This is because it takes very little to produce a high with fentanyl, making it a cheaper option. This is especially risky when people taking drugs don’t realize they might contain fentanyl as a cheap but dangerous additive. They might be taking stronger opioids than their bodies are used to and can be more likely to overdose.


Dr. Oche Otorkpa PG Cert, MPH, PhD

Dr. Oche is a seasoned Public Health specialist who holds a post graduate certificate in Pharmacology and Therapeutics, an MPH, and a PhD both from Texila American University. He is a member of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK. He authored two books: "The Unseen Terrorist," published by AuthorHouse UK, and "The Night Before I Killed Addiction."
Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker