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Statement From U.S. Attorney Jason M. Frierson On National Fentanyl Prevention And Awareness Day

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nevada

LAS VEGAS – The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada today issued the following statement from United States Attorney Jason M. Frierson:

“On National Fentanyl Prevention and Awareness Day, we join the DEA and community partners in raising awareness about the serious dangers of illicit fentanyl from counterfeit pills. We remember those lost to illicit fentanyl poisoning and the affected families and friends across the country. We will continue to coordinate with the DEA, law enforcement partners, and community organizations to increase our outreach efforts to raise awareness about the highly addictive and dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl.

“Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is approximately 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Only two milligrams of fentanyl is considered a potentially lethal dose. Information and free resources, including the One Pill Can Kill partner toolkit, are available at”


Updated August 21, 2023