In a press release from the Northfield Police Department, the pills that were believed to be related to recent overdoses, were found to contain Carfentanil. Carfentanil is a very potent, and potentially lethal synthetic opioid. 

The pills had been purchased with the buyer thinking they were getting "oxy", in a small, round, blue pill with 'K 9' stamped into it. "Oxy" is a common nickname for Oxycontin, Oxycodone, or Percocet which are all opioid based pain medications.

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Carfentanil is up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine. Drugs that contain Carfentanil or Fentanyl have been associated with thousands of overdose deaths around the US.

Currently the Northfield Police and the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force are investigating these overdoes incidents and are seeking information and assistance from the public. If you have any information related to these or other drug issues you are asked to call Northfield Police at 507-645-4477, or you can send an anonymous text message 'RICECO' to 'TIP411'.

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