Record number of overdoses in Fort Wayne blamed on fake pills, pandemic stress

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A high number of overdoses in Fort Wayne are now being blamed on a counterfeit drug. Residents believe they’re taking oxycodone but it’s actually fentanyl.

15 Finds Out went looking into where the drugs came from.

Police told WANE 15 that overdoses more than doubled in September compared to the same time last year. There were 171 non-fatal overdoses in September, according to police, compared to 83 in September 2019.