Public Safety Announcement: One Pill Can Kill Initiative

DEA One Pill Can Kill Initiative

There have been numerous cases of high school and college aged students who have unfortunately died from taking just one pill.

The alarming results of a four-month long federal fentanyl operation are enough to shock anyone, and we strongly encourage everyone to read this public safety announcement and help share the information.

Criminal drug networks are mass-producing fake pills that contain fentanyl or methamphetamine and falsely marketing them as legitimate prescription pills that are easy to purchase and are widely available. The pills are made to look like prescription opioids or stimulants such as Adderall.

As part of the One Pill Can Kill initiative, the DEA and its law enforcement partners seized more than 10.2 million fentanyl pills and approximately 980 pounds of fentanyl powder during the period of May 23 through Sept. 8, 2022. The amount of fentanyl taken off the streets during this surge is equivalent to more than 36 million lethal doses removed from the illegal drug supply.

For additional information and the full article visit the DEA’s website at