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Travis County Sheriff's Office

AUSTIN, Texas — The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is assisting the Travis County Sheriff's Office's investigation into two recent deaths possibly linked to fentanyl-laced Oxycodone.

The Travis County Sheriff's Office responded to two separate incidents in four days time — on May 14 and May 17, 2020.

In both incidents, police discovered a deceased person, in their 20s, and counterfeit Oxycodone pills suspected to contain fentanyl.

"TCSO warns the public to be aware of these pills and the possibility they could be deadly," read a statement from the Travis County Sheriff's Office.

The DEA is assisting in the investigations and will test the pills for their actual contents, according to the sheriff's office.

The official cause and manner of death for both decedents is pending final autopsy reports from the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Travis County Sheriff's Office at (512) 854-9770.

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