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Fentanyl pills being sold in Lorain appear to look like over-the-counter medicine, say police

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Mar 22, 2022

LORAIN, Ohio — A warning from Lorain police after they discovered Fentanyl pills disguised as headache medication and Cocaine pills made to look like blood pressure medication.

"We're starting to see these things in Lorain and we're realizing we need to educate the public," said Lt Jacob Morris, Lorain Police Department.

Morris said the drugs were seized in two separate drug investigations.

"We're not seeing that this in any way is accidental. Nobody is buying a couple of Tylenols or a couple of blood pressure pills off their local dealer. It's simply to avoid detection, presumably by law enforcement," said Morris.

The pills they seized were pressed to look like Tylenol and Metoprolol, a non-controlled blood-pressure medication.

Police said they are advising the public to always be cautious when handling medicine, even if they believe that it's over-the-counter.

If anyone has any questions about whether or not the medication they have is actually what it appears to be, they can call police at 440-204-2100.