Habersham Co. Sheriff’s Office warning about Illicit Fentanyl

Illicit fentanyl is a dangerous drug that is killing people in our community, reports Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell.  Fentanyl is a synthetic, man-made opiate that can easily be produced in a lab or on the streets.  Deadly amounts of fentanyl are being used in the manufacturing and packaging of other drugs as well. Fentanyl is often added to counterfeit pills and other illicit drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin.  The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office recognizes that fentanyl is poisoning the community and is dedicated to combating the fentanyl crisis. It will be educating the public about the dangers of fentanyl on Facebook. In addition to education, the Narcotics Unit along with the Appalachian Regional Drug Task Force will play a vital role in prevention and enforcement.  While the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office is taking a multifaceted approach, it cannot do this alone.  It urges the community to help raise awareness.  Also, if you know someone who is selling drugs, who is selling fentanyl, submit an anonymous tip online at https://www.habershamsheriff.com/tips.  One tip could save lives.  There is no safe way to use or sell illicit fentanyl. Simply put, it is deadly.