POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - Pocatello Police are investigating why a canister with approximately 3,000 fentanyl laced pills were left at the City Creek area. The pills are counterfeit oxycodone hydrochloride pills. Members of the Narcotics Task Force located them just before noon Thursday.
The Pocatello Police Department held a press conference Thursday at 4 p.m. You can watch the press conference below.
The department said it is believed the canister was purposefully left in an area accessible to the public. It is possible, but not confirmed, that additional canisters could have been placed in the Pocatello area.
Neither the Pocatello Police Department nor BADGES, the local multi-agency HIDTA drug task force, has more information pertaining to the location of other canisters.
Police said they have seen pills like these off and on but not in this quantity.
The department said these pills are very dangerous and they do not want anyone touching them.
"If you see something out in the public, don't touch it. Call police," Captain Collins said.
The pills that were found Thursday are at the lab for analysis, and police should have more information in about a week or so.
"If you aren't getting a pill from a pharmacist or a doctor, don't take it," he said.
The Pocatello Police Department can be reached at 208-234-6100.