FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2020

TCSO Responded to Two Deaths in Four Days Possibly Due to Fentanyl-Laced Oxycodone

TCSO detectives have responded to two separate incidents involving decedents in their twenties. One incident happened on May 14th and the other on May 17th. In both cases, counterfeit oxycodone pills that are suspected to contain fentanyl were found.

TCSO warns the public to be aware of these pills and the possibility they could be deadly. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is assisting with the investigations and will test the pills for their actual contents.

The official cause and manner of death for both decedents is pending final autopsy reports from the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office.
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Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer (512) 854-4986

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