Don’t trust your dealer.

Any drug cut with fentanyl is deadly.

Cocaine. Oxy. Xanax. Any drug can be cut or pressed with a deadly substance such as fentanyl. If you don’t know what’s in your drugs, it’s likely your dealer doesn’t either. Fentanyl and other substances can be deadly to unsuspecting users. The next time you use, it could be your last. Don’t trust your dealer. Save your life.

TREATMENT WORKS. RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE.

If you or someone you know is in need of help, FindTreatment.gov offers the most comprehensive database of resources in your community.

Save your life and others.

Addiction can happen to anyone. Dying from an overdose shouldn’t. More than ever, illegal and illicit drugs across the U.S. and in central Ohio are laced with fentanyl. You can save your life by knowing what’s in your drugs or being aware that your drugs might contain fentanyl.

73.4%
From January through June 2020, overdoses increased 73.4% when compared to the same period in 2019.
84%
In 2020, 84% of overdose deaths in Franklin County included fentanyl.

About the FIND Awareness Project

The Fentanyl in Narcotic Drugs (FIND) Awareness Project is a collaboration to raise awareness about drugs laced with fentanyl. Ohioans are dying from overdoses at alarming rates — and many because of the drug fentanyl. If you or someone you know is actively using illegal or illicit drugs, remind them about FIND.

Save your life.
Don’t trust your dealer.

Addiction does not have to be a fatal disease.

To be completely honest, I’m just devastated things aren’t better. This is happening in the community I live in. This is happening to people I know, and people you know.
Dr. Anahi Ortiz
Franklin County Coroner
We will go after the cartels from every angle, and we will continue to investigate and prosecute high-level drug dealers. At the same time, we also hope to reduce demand for their products by encouraging people to save their lives and seek treatment. Addiction does not have to be deadly.
David DeVillers
U.S. Attorney
It’s important that folks know any drug cut with fentanyl can be deadly. Over the course of the pandemic, we’ve seen an alarming rise in overdose deaths, many of which were because of fentanyl. We want to encourage Columbus residents to seek treatment and save their lives.
Zach Klein
Columbus City Attorney

DISMANTLING CARTELS. REBUILDING LIVES.

Cartels flood our community with drugs that are laced with deadly substances such as fentanyl. Federal and local law enforcement in Franklin County is vigilant and active in stopping cartels and ensuring those responsible for fueling the addiction epidemic are help accountable.

Cartels are working to destroy lives through addiction. Law enforcement is working to restore lives through community outreach.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Fentanyl in Narcotic Drugs (FIND) Awareness Project is a collaboration between the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ohio HIDTA, Franklin County Coroner’s Office and the Columbus City Attorney. The purpose of the FIND Awareness Project is to raise awareness about drugs laced with fentanyl. Ohioans are dying from overdoses at alarming rates, and many because the drug fentanyl is unknowingly mixed into illegal drugs that they are using on a recreational basis.

According to the CDC:

“Pharmaceutical fentanyl is a synthetic opioid pain reliever, approved for treating severe pain, typically advanced cancer pain. It is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. It is prescribed in the form of transdermal patches or lozenges and can be diverted for misuse and abuse in the United States.

However, most recent cases of fentanyl-related harm, overdose, and death in the U.S. are linked to illegally made fentanyl. It is sold through illegal drug markets for its heroin-like effect. It is often mixed with heroin and/or cocaine as a combination product—with or without the user’s knowledge—to increase its euphoric effects.”

Learn more about fentanyl

The most comprehensive collection of recovery resources is through FindTreatment.gov.

Spread the word about the dangers of drugs that are potentially laced with fentanyl. Visit the FIND Awareness Project on Facebook or Twitter to amplify the message.