Pocatello police warn of deadly opioid fentanyl disguised as other drugs

POCATELLO — Local police have a warning for Gate City area residents — the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl is increasingly being mixed with or disguised as other drugs and has become significantly prevalent within the region.

Pocatello Police and other investigators with a multi-jurisdictional drug enforcement agency located in the City Creek trailhead area around noon Thursday a thermal canister typically used to keep beverages hot or cold that contained approximately 3,000 counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl and disguised to look like 30 milligram oxycodone hydrochloride.