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Urgent warning about fentanyl as police officers link the deaths of 16 children under 18 to fake pills laced with deadly drugs

An urgent fentanyl alert has been issued as police officers link the deaths of 16 children to fake pills laced with the deadly drug.

As summer vacation approaches, police are urging the community to heed the warning to prevent further deaths.

Sixteen children under the age of 18 died of a fentanyl overdose in one county as police issued an urgent alert about the deadly drug

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Sixteen children under the age of 18 died of a fentanyl overdose in one county as police issued an urgent alert about the deadly drugPhoto credit: Getty Images

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department sounded the alarm Monday, saying teenage deaths are increasing in Clark County.

The county saw a 196 percent increase in fentanyl-related deaths between 2019 and 2020.

And in 2020 and 2021, 16 children under the age of 18 died from a fentanyl overdose.

“Detectives say many of the victims had no idea what was in the pills they were taking,” police said.

Las Vegas police are launching a social media campaign to warn parents and teens about the dangers of counterfeit pills.

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The new campaign targets middle school students who try pills without realizing the deadly consequences.

The Drug Enforcement Administration says 40 percent of counterfeit pills entering the country contain high levels of fentanyl.

Many of these drugs come across the Mexican border.

Many teenagers think they’re taking a prescription pill, when in fact it contains deadly levels of fentanyl.

The new social media campaign is urging teens to only take pills prescribed by a doctor.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has compiled videos detailing the seriousness of fentanyl and other drug-related deaths.

A video depicting the dangers of pill roulette says teens who participate in the activity risk killing themselves along with their friends.

Another video examines the statement, “It’s just a pill.”

The last video shows how little fentanyl it takes to kill someone.

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Parents are encouraged to share the videos with their children.

Police officers are also encouraging teens to share the videos with their friends to spread the word.

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