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Russell County deputies arrest man for possession of yellow pills disguised as Percocet

Charles Dunn (Source: RCSO) Charles Dunn (Source: RCSO)
(Source: Georgia Department of Public Health) (Source: Georgia Department of Public Health)
RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -

Russell County Sheriff’s Office Investigators discovered the dangerous drug being disguised as Percocet in East Alabama Tuesday, June 27. 

Investigators arrested Charles Dunn on Wednesday for the possession of a controlled substance.

The pills contain Fentanyl, which is 50-100 more potent than morphine and can be ingested accidentally by skin absorption or inhaled if it becomes airborne. Fentanyl is responsible for dozens of overdose deaths across Georgia this month.

"Unless you know that what you’re taking is prescribed to you by your doctor and you picked it up from the pharmacy please be cautious of anything else past that. This is a deadly, deadly drug,” Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor tells News Leader 9's Parker Branton.

Authorities urge you to call 911 immediately if you come across the drug and to not touch it. 

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