Suffolk DA warns of methamphetamine being sold instead of Adderall pills

A potentially killer drug is being found in a common prescription pill, Suffolk District Attorney Tim Sini says.

News 12 Staff

Mar 22, 2021, 1:17 PM

Updated 1,216 days ago

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A potentially killer drug is being found in a common prescription pill, Suffolk District Attorney Tim Sini says.
Sini says pills meant to look like the prescription drug Adderall are really pure methamphetamine - an addictive and deadly drug. He says pressing drugs like fentanyl into pills and dealers selling it as a legal drug, like oxycodone, is not unusual.
Last month, former NYPD officer Joseph Recca plead guilty to manslaughter for selling a lethal dose of fentanyl masquerading as oxycodone.
Sini says on Friday, 21-year-olds Eli Irby and Thairhan Ozturk, both of Lindenhurst, were arrested with methamphetamine made to look like Adderall. He says it's a trend seen in other parts of the U.S., but hasn't been seen in Suffolk until now.
Sini says he's also very concerned of the high-quality look of the illegal drugs, because parents may mistake them for over-the-counter or regular prescription medication.
Drug counselors say the news of the dangerous illegal drugs made to look like prescription pills is a big concern, especially during a pandemic when more people may be turning to drugs to relieve stress.
Suffolk County has a 24/7 substance abuse hotline for anyone looking for help with dealing with drugs. That number is 631-979-1700.


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