Fake Xanax Kills 9 In Pinellas County

Pinellas County law enforcement is out with a warning for prescription drug abusers.

Stop buying what you think is the anxiety reliever Xanax on the streets.

They say 9 people have died of overdoses so far this year taking street-bought Xanax.

The street version apparently is laced with Fentanyl, a pain medication for cancer patients that is 50 times more powerful than heroin.

Police are not sure yet who is making the pills.