Law enforcement agencies in Tennessee are warning citizens of two recent incidents in which folded dollar bills were found on the floor in gas station that tested positive for fentanyl — an extremely deadly substance.
The Perry County Sheriff’s Office took to social media on June 9 to warn the public of the two separate incidents that “they feel is a great concern to public safety.”
“On both occasions, a folded dollar bill was found in the floor at a local gas station,” said the department. “When it was found and picked up, the person discovered a white powdery substance inside.”
That substance was later tested and was positive for methamphetamines’ and fentanyl.
According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), just two milligrams of fentanyl can be lethal depending on a person’s body size. It is up to 100 times more potent than morphine and many times that of heroin.
“This is a very dangerous issue,” said Perry County Sheriff’s Office. “Please share and educate your children to not pick up any folded money they may find in or around businesses, playgrounds, etc. without using great caution and even alerting a parent or guardian.”
No reports relating to this story have been made in Lamar County. This story was written for awareness purposes.