Pills seized by the Coeur d’Alene Police Department last weekend.

Local law enforcement warns the public about a surge in new types of fentanyl called “skittles” or “rainbow.” Skittles resemble pieces of brightly colored candy, while rainbow fentanyl is usually chalky or in powder form. Over the weekend, Coeur d’Alene police seized about 50 multi-colored pills. Of all seized pills, no matter the color, “M-30” was imprinted on them.

“We need the public to know that multi-colored fentanyl, including counterfeit pills, powder, and chalk-like blocks, are being seen locally,” says Captain John Kempf of the Idaho State Police. “It is unknown if this multi-colored fentanyl is targeted at young people, but parents must be aware that it is different than what law enforcement saw last year. We know it’s in our schools and we also know dealers use social media platforms like Snapchat and Instagram to advertise and coordinate deals with young people.”

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