Officials issue fentanyl warning in Morgantown after drug arrest

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – University Police have issued a warning to the public a major seizure of illicit pills containing fentanyl. The warning comes after the mon Metro Drug and Violent Crime Task Force confiscated 3,000 of the pills labeled “Xanax” and made one arrest.

Officials fear more of the counterfeit pills could be circulating in the city of Morgantown and advise people to avoid purchasing unlawful substances.

Information from the Drug Enforcement Agency reports fentanyl is 100 times stronger than morphine and just a few micrograms can cause death.