WESTFIELD — Police are warning parents to talk to their kids about a new, deadly drug that's making it's way around central Indiana.
The Westfield Police Department says the drug, N-purrolidino Etonitazene, has a street name of "pyro" or "M 30" and is a high-potency synthetic opioid.
Police say they've had several encounters with Hoosiers taking the drug, which can be lethal in even small doses, the police department said in a press release.
According to the release, pyro is around 1,000 to 1,500 times more powerful than morphine. For reference, fentanyl is about 100 times more powerful that morphine.
According to the Department of Justice, as little as two milligrams of fentanyl can be fatal, depending on a person's body size, tolerance and past usage.
In most instances, the pill looks similar to fentanyl. It is a small, round and light blue pill with darker blue flecks scattered in it.
Police say it's usually marketed to look like Oxycodone and generally has an M imprinted on one side and a 30 found on the other side.
Police shared the following tips for how to recognize and overdose and what to do if you see one.
According to the DOJ, fake prescription pills laced with fentanyl are usually shaped and colored to look like pills sold at pharmacies, like Percocet and Xanax.
"Fake prescription pills known as “M30s” imitate Oxycodone obtained from a pharmacy, but when sold on the street the pills routinely contain fentanyl. These particular pills are usually round tablets and often light blue in color, though they may be in different shapes and a rainbow of colors. They often have “M” and “30” imprinted on opposite sides of the pill. Do not take these or any other pills bought on the street – they are routinely fake and poisonous, and you won’t know until it’s too late."
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