Amid fentanyl-laced drug overdoses, 1,000+ fake pills seized in major NC bust

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WNCN) — After several months of overdoses from drugs laced with fentanyl, deputies at the North Carolina coast made a major bust last week.

The investigation into counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl lasted several months, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office in Wilmington.

“There have been numerous overdoses linked to similar type of pills over the past year,” a news release from the sheriff’s office said.

On Thursday, vice detectives searched two mobile homes in the county west of Carolina Beach Road.