Photo of An important warning on fentanyl from Kitsap County Coroner Jeff Wallis

The Kitsap County Coroner's office was notified by the King County Medical Examiner on the morning of April 22nd of the following:

There is new evidence of fentanyl being sold in rock form in King County. If you or someone you know is using rock or powdered drugs (especially those who believe they are using crack or powder cocaine), be aware it could be fentanyl or contain fentanyl.

King County has investigated 10 overdose deaths this week that involved fentanyl. History has shown that overdose substances in King County generally migrate to Kitsap County within a week, so this laced powder is likely already in circulation in our communities.

  • If you or someone you know is experiencing addiction, please make every effort to get professional treatment as soon as possible. The only real prevention for a fatal overdose is to not ingest non-prescribed drugs.
  • Get Narcan (Naloxone) and keep it available. You may need to use more than one dose! For more information on where to obtain free Narcan, click here.
  • If you are using, NEVER use while you are alone.
  • If more than one person is using, do not use at the same time.
  • If you witness someone exhibiting signs of an overdose, do not hesitate to call 911.

    Find resources for drug treatment, harm reduction and crisis help at or call the Washington Recovery Help Line: 1-866-789-1511 (toll free, WA only) 206-461-3219 (TTY)

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