DA Warns of Counterfeit Oxycodone after Recent Arrest

 by TWIW StaffOctober 28, 2021

WORCESTER - Worcester County District Attorney Joe Early Jr.’s office issued a statement on Thursday, October 28, warning of counterfeit Oxycodone tablets and the increased risk of overdose.

According to Early’s office, investigations in the Blackstone and Woonsocket areas in September and October resulted in the seizure of roughly 750 counterfeit Oxycodone tablets containing fentanyl, along with over 100 grams of cocaine.

The joint investigation resulted in an arrest for trafficking in fentanyl more than 10 grams. State Police Detectives assigned to

the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the

Blackstone Valley Drug Task Force, the State Police Tactical Diversion Squad, the Blackstone Police Department, and the Woonsocket Police Department took part in the investigation.

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