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OPD warns of rise in fentanyl overdoses

They ask anyone who believes someone is overdosing to call 911 immediately.
Credit: KWES

ODESSA, Texas — The Odessa Police Department is warning the public about a rise in fentanyl overdoses.

The drug has quickly become one of the most common substances linked to overdoses and substance abuse, especially among young people, OPD said in a Facebook post.

The department also listed several signs someone might be overdosing:

  • Blue or purple fingernails
  • Blue or purple lips
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unconsciousness
  • Clammy skin
  • Vomiting
  • Pinpoint pupils
  • Drowsiness

They ask anyone who believes someone is overdosing to call 911, and to contact them for reporting suspicious pills.