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Local expert warning of rainbow pills

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>> AND WARNING FROM HEALTH OFFICIALS THAT PILLS LACED WITH FENTANYL ARE SHOWING UP IN THE COMMUNITY. >> THIS WEEK, FEDERAL AGENTS IN NEW YORK SEIZED THOUSANDS OF PILLS FOUND IN A LEGO BOX. CHECKED WITH MILWAUKEE POLICE AND THEY TELL 12 NEWS THEY HAVE RECOVERED FENTANYL LEAST PILLS IN OUR AREA. FENTANYL IS A HIGHLY ADDICTIVE AND DEADLY SYNTHETIC OPIOID. >> THE WOOD RAINBOW PILLS ARE NOT HAPPENING IN ONE AREA, NOT HAPPENING IN L.A. JUST IN NEW YORK OR CHICAGO, THEY ARE HAPPENING EVERYWHERE AND WE NEED TO BE AWARE. IT IS SOMETHING TO WORRY ABOUT AND THAT THE BEST THING WE CAN DO IS TALK TO OUR KIDS AND LET THEM KNOW THAT ONE USE COULD BE THEIR LAST USE. THAT YOU CANNOT TASTE IT, YOU CANNOT SEE IT, YOU CANNOT SMELL IT.

Local controlled substance expert warning of rainbow fentanyl pills

A doctor at Aurora Health is warning Wisconsin parents to be on the lookout for rainbow pills laced with fentanyl.

The Drug Enforcement Administration is sending out a warning about rainbow-colored pills laced with potent amounts of fentanyl. Now, WISN 12 News is hearing from a local doctor urging parents and users to be aware.This week, federal agents in New York City seized thousands of pills found in a Lego box. Those pills are laced with fentanyl, a highly-addictive and deadly synthetic opioid.Those pills originated on the West Coast, but are now all over the country, including in the Milwaukee area.Dr. Diana Bottari is the medical director of the Controlled Substance Monitoring Team for Advocate Aurora Health. She said these pills are not just an issue in New York or Chicago, but all over the country.She has this warning for parents.”It is something to worry about. The best thing we can do is talk to kids and let them know one use can be their last use. You cannot taste it, you cannot see it, you cannot smell it,” Bottari said.Bottari also said the amount of fentanyl can be as small as a grain of salt to be lethal.Milwaukee police also say they have recovered the rainbow pills locally.If you or someone you know is battling addiction, help is available through Aurora Health. Call 414-414-454-6600.

MILWAUKEE —

The Drug Enforcement Administration is sending out a warning about rainbow-colored pills laced with potent amounts of fentanyl. Now, WISN 12 News is hearing from a local doctor urging parents and users to be aware.

This week, federal agents in New York City seized thousands of pills found in a Lego box. Those pills are laced with fentanyl, a highly-addictive and deadly synthetic opioid.

Those pills originated on the West Coast, but are now all over the country, including in the Milwaukee area.

Dr. Diana Bottari is the medical director of the Controlled Substance Monitoring Team for Advocate Aurora Health. She said these pills are not just an issue in New York or Chicago, but all over the country.

She has this warning for parents.

“It is something to worry about. The best thing we can do is talk to kids and let them know one use can be their last use. You cannot taste it, you cannot see it, you cannot smell it,” Bottari said.

Bottari also said the amount of fentanyl can be as small as a grain of salt to be lethal.

Milwaukee police also say they have recovered the rainbow pills locally.

If you or someone you know is battling addiction, help is available through Aurora Health. Call 414-414-454-6600.