MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Following three drug overdose deaths from fentanyl, police say they are investigating the source of the painkiller in Vermont with law enforcement partners in surrounding states and federal partners in the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Major Glen Hall Jr. says that no street seizures of drugs have tested positive for fentanyl. Vermont officials say the drug is more powerful and deadly than heroin.
Vermont State Police released a warning Wednesday that fentanyl was being sold as heroin and health officials confirmed Thursday there were three overdose deaths in Addison County last month.
Health officials say there is a Vermont law that allows people to call 911 without fear of prosecution on drug charges in the event of an overdose.