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TBI Warns Against Fentanyl Candy

From Local 3 News: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is echoing warnings from the US Drug Enforcement Administration about fentanyl and candy this Halloween. A brightly colored fentanyl pill that resembles candies like ‘SweeTarts’ or ‘Smarties’ has recently been seized in Chickamauga GA. 

Rainbow fentanyl, according to the DEA, is a deliberate effort by drug traffickers to drive addiction among kids and young adults. 

Fentanyl is 100 times stronger than morphine and the TBI stresses that even a trace amount, non-visible to the human eye, can be lethal to children. 

The Chickamauga Police Department released a statement warning the public of rainbow fentanyl after finding tablets in a local public restroom. 

Officials say you should pay close attention to the Halloween candy your child receives this year.