Stanislaus County experiences spike in fentanyl-related deaths

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STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — A family and addiction doctor in Stanislaus County is warning residents about fentanyl-laced pain medication after the county has seen a spike in deaths.

The Modesto Police Department reports that since January the county has seen at least 20 deaths compared to just six last year.

“The color, the imprint, the scoring, everything’s the same,” said Dr. Vikram Khanna.

The little blue pills are made to look and feel like real oxycodone, but Khanna said what may look like pain medication may really be laced with fentanyl.

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