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By PHIL DRAKE
The Montana Standard 

Lewis and Clark Sheriff: Four Dead From Pills Laced with Fentanyl

 


Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said Tuesday there have been four fentanyl-related deaths in Lewis and Clark County in the past month, warning they were likely caused by a counterfeit pill touted as a legitimate prescription drug.

“Evidence gathered at the scene leads us to believe these are fentanyl-related,” Dutton said.

Dutton said toxicology and autopsy reports are pending. One of the deaths is believed to be a suicide and the others are considered accidents.

He said the death believed to be a suicide happened on Jan. 21, and the other fentanyl-related deaths occurred on J...



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