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Alabama: Auburn police arrested for near-fatal fentanyl poisoning

Auburn, Alabama (WRBL) – The Auburn Police Department is tackling the fentanyl crisis head-on, making arrests while sharing life-saving information and identifying lethal drugs for all illegal substances, from pills to marijuana. We encourage the public to be aware that the

In a recent arrest, investigators said they believed they bought unlaced fentanyl substances from 26-year-old Cameron Howard Campbell of Auburn. When individuals ingested the substance, they suffered near-fatal fentanyl poisoning.On September 9, Auburn police arrested Campbell on a felony warrant charged with distributing the controlled drug fentanyl.

Public warnings issued by the DEA describe fentanyl as being used to “race” other drugs, and have been used to overdose, including victims who have unknowingly encountered dangerous drugs from illegal sales. Ingestion can lead to death. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) (dea.gov/factsheets/fentanyl). The DEA also provided multiple resources describing the potentially deadly effects of drugs. This can occur through intentional use, unintentional use of the substance, skin contact, and air exposure.

Campbell was transferred to Lee County Jail and held on $25,000 bail. The case is still under investigation by the Auburn Police Department.

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