A rainbow of colored fentanyl pills.

Rainbow Fentanyl uncovered in Garfield County

October 31, 2022

SPEAR (Special Problems Enforcement and Response), a newly established “task force” in Garfield County, recently seized several pills suspected of being Rainbow Fentanyl. The pills matched those in the attached photo, which was shown on a release by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office on Monday October 24, 2022.

Citizens are once again being reminded to watch out for Rainbow Fentanyl, an illegal drug (opioid) that has recently been released into our country in massive amounts. Investigators are being advised that local narcotics users and sellers are calling the narcotics “Skittles.”

The color, flavoring and sizing of the pill makes it appear innocuous. Logic tells us it was made to appeal to the younger members of our society, including teens and pre-teens or to appear as a harmless candy or mint if carried by a user or dealer.

With the Holiday-season, approaching and multiple parties and gatherings taking place you may stumble across someone using, sharing or distributing this illegal drug.

Make no mistake about it Rainbow Fentanyl is an opioid and while it may look harmless and appear as a treat, it is made without the strict government controls that assure proper dosage of medications and therefor one tablet has the potential at any time of being lethal.

It is one of the jobs of law enforcement and other first responders to educate the public and make them aware of what to look for. As someone once said, “We don’t know what we don’t know.”

Help us as we battle this latest assault on our society and do not let yourself, a friend or a family member become yet another victim of the drug epidemic that is invading our country.