Another overdose case in Georgia related to fake Percocet pills

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. — There has been another overdose case in middle Georgia related to fake Percocet pills, the Georgia Poison Center confirms.

Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach confirmed the person is being aggressively treated at a local hospital.

This comes just a week after a mass overdose in central and middle Georgia.


The Georgia Department of Public Health first reported a dozen overdoses that caused four deaths last week. That number rose yet again Wednesday morning in middle Georgia.

Six more overdoes were reported. None of the cases have been confirmed as overdoses related to the street drugs.

Georgia Poison Center is working with hospitals and gathering more information to determine whether these additional cases are connected to a cluster of overdoses reported in the last week.

Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation told Channel 2's Tyisha Fernandes the pills contain a synthetic opioid they're still trying to identify. They also have some form of fentanyl in them that GBI officials have never seen before.