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DeVillers Launches Fentanyl Awareness Campaign

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A new messaging campaign warns central Ohio residents about the deadly dangers of fentanyl.

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio David DeVillers today announced the Fentanyl in Narcotic Drugs Awareness Project or FIND Awareness Project. Authorities say 84 percent of overdose deaths in Franklin County this year have involved fentanyl.

Billboards will be placed in the Columbus zip codes experiencing the highest rates of overdose fatalities.

The messages warn users about the prevalence of fentanyl in stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamine and in pressed pills like street Oxy and Xanax.

The signs also encourage the public to learn more about treatment and resources at FINDawarenessproject.com and FindTreatment.gov.

Mike Foley joined WCBE in February 2000, coming from WUFT in Gainesville, Florida. Foley has worked in various roles, from producing news and feature stories to engineering Live From Studio A sessions. A series of music features Foley started in 2018 called Music Journeys has grown into a podcast and radio show. He also assists in developing other programs in WCBE's Podcast Experience.