OK: OBN agents investigating two deaths linked to fake oxycodone pills

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics is investigating fake oxycodone pills that are linked to at least two recent deaths in central Oklahoma.

They say that more people could be at risk from fake oxycodone pills.

Agency spokesman Mark Woodard said two people overdosed and died on Sunday in Oklahoma County after buying counterfeit oxycodone pills that tested positive for fentanyl.

“Fentanyl is a powerful and cheap drug that can be 100 to 1000 times more potent than Morphine or heroin”, said Woodard. “It is often purchased on the black market by drug organizations who use it as a filler in heroin or press the powder into pills that resemble legitimate U.S. pharmaceuticals.”

Woodard said that OBN agents found counterfeit pills inside the home of one of the victims.

David LaWayne Williams Jr., 22, is a person of interest in the investigation, according to OBN agents.

Williams may live in the Spencer or Midwest City area.

If you have any information on Williams’s whereabouts, you are asked to call OBN or the local police.

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