Portland health care providers sound the alarm about fentanyl as deputies announce major bust

The pills, destined for the streets of Multnomah County, were seized during a traffic stop in Clackamas County.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Deputies with the Special Investigations Unit of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office seized 92,000 fentanyl pills during a traffic stop on Sunday. According to the agency, they also seized three pounds of cocaine laced with the potent synthetic opioid — an increasing trend, they said.

Though the bust was a significant one, intercepting some of the product bound for streets in the Portland metro area, health care providers have plenty of proof that these drugs are already everywhere.

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