Oneida County Authorities Warn Of Tainted Drugs

Utica, N.Y. - Oneida County authorities are alerting the community of a spike in overdoses with six overdoses, including one fatality, occurring in a 24-hour period.

The recent cluster of overdoses occurred in Sylvan Beach and Vienna were a part of this spike.

The alert warns about a dangerous trend where fentanyl and/or carfentanil are being added to drugs such as cocaine without the user’s knowledge.

There are some local reports of this dangerous combination of drugs having a purplish color.

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