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10 overdose deaths reported in Oxford since January

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Since January, Oxford Police say their community has experienced 10 overdose deaths. Fortunately, 16 overdose victims have survived.

On the most recent overdose cases, Oxford authorities have been finding 30mg Percocet pills which are being pressed with Fentanyl and have the same identical markings as the real pharmaceutical markings.

The production of counterfeit pharmaceuticals is growing across the area. Pharmaceutical medication should only be taken when obtained from a licensed pharmacist and used as directed by a licensed physician.

If you have information about someone selling or possessing products to manufacture illegal narcotics, please contact the Oxford Police Department at 662-232-2400, Metro Narcotics at 662-236-3900, Or Lafayette County Crime Stoppers at 662-234-8477.

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