- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Police agencies in the Rochester area are warning of the danger of the potent opioid Fentanyl after three cases of overdose deaths involving baggies marked “On Fire.”

Police say in each case, the baggies didn’t contain any heroin but rather pure Fentanyl, a potent pain drug that’s about 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine and about 15 to 20 times stronger than heroin. It’s the active ingredient in Duragesic time-release skin patches prescribed for pain.

The Rochester Police Department, Webster Police Department, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office are investigating separate cases of overdose death involving the drug.

The police agencies said Thursday that Fentanyl is extremely dangerous not only to the user but for anyone who comes in contact with it.

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