“This is the first known instance of this new synthetic fentanyl in a counterfeit pill,” the bureau said in the statement. “It is emphasized that pills purchased through the underground market have a high probability of containing very dangerous synthetic opioids.”
Naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan, is the best way to combat the effects of the dangerous substances, according to the bureau.
The opioids are expected to be so powerful, however, that multiple doses of Narcan may be required.
“It is unknown how the human body will react to both drugs since they are not intended for human or veterinary use,” the GBI said.
Fentanyl has been named as the possible cause for several recent deaths in Georgia.
The growing death toll from heroin, fake pills and Fentanyl has lawmakers and health officials rallying together to stop it.