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Public Safety Alert on Counterfeit Pills

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Posted at 11:46 AM, May 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-30 07:53:39-04

GEORGIA, U.S. -- Meanwhile, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is issuing a public safety alert regarding counterfeit pills. 

Since January 2015, the crime lab has received 454 exhibits of counterfeit pills. 

Pills that contain drugs other than those indicated by the markings.

This discovery resulted in an internal study submitted to the lab by law enforcement agencies in Georgia.

The study showed a majority of the instances in the state were from the metro Atlanta area.

Officials say the top counterfeited logos were Xanax and Oxycodone.