Fentanyl facts and safety tips

With school back in session and Halloween fast approaching, the DeLand Police Department would like to provide you with some helpful information regarding Fentanyl.

  • Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine but it is 50 to 100 times more potent. In its prescription form, it is prescribed for pain, but fentanyl is also made illegally.
  • Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are the most common drugs involved in overdose deaths.
  • Illegal fentanyl is sold in the following forms: as a powder, dropped on blotter paper like small candies, in eye droppers or nasal sprays, or made into pills that look like real prescription opioids.
  • Rainbow Fentanyl is sold as multi-colored pills that look similar to candy as you see in the picture.

DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING THAT APPERS TO BE FENTANYL!