GEORGETOWN, Ky. (FOX 56) — The Georgetown Police Department has increasing concerns regarding fake prescription drugs being laced with fentanyl.

Authorities said lab results indicate that 40% of fake prescription drugs are laced with a fatal dose of fentanyl. They reported seeing a presence of fentanyl in Percocet, Xanax, and Oxycotin, in addition to heroin and methamphetamine, in the Scott County area.

The United States Drug Enforcement Agency said criminal networks are deceiving the American public by mass-producing fentanyl-laced pills, posing them as prescription drugs. These pills are becoming widely available due to criminals selling them on social media platforms and e-commerce websites.

It is for this reason the Georgetown Police Department established the Angel Program which supports individuals suffering from substance abuse.

The organization is located at 550 Bourbon St. in Georgetown with hours of operation set as Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Call 502-863-7820 for assistance before you stop by.

Additionally, the DEA has established April 30 as National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event provides a safe way for Americans to dispose of unneeded prescription drugs.

Visit this link to locate a take-back site nearest you in the central Kentucky area.