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Animal sedative posing increased threat in local drug overdoses

On July 8, 2019, state police in Greensburg seized more than 3 pounds of fentanyl from two New York men during a traffic stop along the turnpike in Mt. Pleasant Township.

A powerful tranquilizer normally used by veterinarians treating horses and cows was found in more than 18% of fatal overdose cases in Westmoreland County, according to the Coroner’s Office.

Source: The Tribune-Review

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