May 18, 2022

With the increase of arrests for counterfeit prescription medication and fentanyl pills in the community, the Lake Havasu City Police Department would like to provide some educational resources to help combat the sales and use of these potentially lethal drugs.

Counterfeit medication use among teens and young adults has increased in Lake Havasu City as a result of the perceived appeal of social acceptance and availability. In reality, users of these illegal drugs are subject to addiction and just one use can potentially lead to death.

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration reports that counterfeit pills are easy to purchase, have become widely available through the use of social media, and are made to have the same look and appearance as prescription opioids and stimulants.

If you would like more information about counterfeit pills or any other illegal drugs, please visit the DEA’s website. For additional resources on the dangers of fentanyl and how parents can influence their children from using illegal drugs, please visit Talk Now AZ’s website.

Public Information Officer:  Detective Chris Angus

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