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Fentanyl tainted drugs found in Lima

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Members of the Lima Municipal Court Drug Treatment Team gathered to bring light to the recent reports. Members of the Lima Municipal Court Drug Treatment Team gathered to bring light to the recent reports.
Area treatment centers say they are treating clients who admit to taking a specific drug, to only learn that what they bought wasn't that drug at all. Area treatment centers say they are treating clients who admit to taking a specific drug, to only learn that what they bought wasn't that drug at all.

The drug crisis in the City of Lima appears to be growing as reports of overdoses of tainted drugs are becoming known.

Members of the Lima Municipal Court Drug Treatment Team gathered to bring light to the recent reports. They say there have been several marijuana overdoses because it was tainted with fentanyl. Some heroin and cocaine has been found to also contain fentanyl. Area treatment centers say they are treating clients who admit to taking a specific drug, to only learn that what they bought wasn't that drug at all. Many of those drugs have been found to have fentanyl as well, which is very concerning.

"Fentanyl is a dangerous, dangerous, dangerous, drug that they're mixing with it. Just the slightest amount, a pinpoint of a Fentanyl laced with marijuana, or laced with cocaine, or laced with heroin it can be quite deadly for the client," explained Jay Simpson.

Lima Municipal Court Judges are seeing more people in their drug courts due to the increasing drug epidemic. They are witnessing first hand what these tainted drugs are doing to defendants and their families.

"Our efforts or our goals in working with the agencies is to get the people off the drugs so they can be productive members of society cause we're seeing the effects of drug use in thefts, domestic violence, and it leads into all other crimes, it also comes in to our court, and common pleas courts," commented Judge David Rodabaugh.

All involved with the drug treatment team say they can't combat the drug problem themselves. They need the help of the community to be a voice in every neighborhood to stand up and report drug activity because silence won't solve anything.

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