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Published on November 9th, 2021 | by Oxford Police Department

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Oxford Police: Overdose Deaths a Problem in Oxford, Mississippi

Since January of this year (2021), the Oxford, Mississippi community has experienced 10 overdose deaths and 16 overdoses that have survived, that have been reported. The prescription pills that OPD has seen the most on recent overdose cases are 30mg Percocet. The pills are being pressed with Fentanyl and have the same identical markings as the real pharmaceutical markings.  

If you have information about someone selling or possessing products to manufacture illegal narcotics, please contact:  

The Oxford Police Department at 662-232-2400  

Metro Narcotics at 662-236-3900  

Or Lafayette County Crime Stoppers at 662-234-8477  

The production of counterfeit pharmaceuticals is growing across the area. Pharmaceutical medication should only be taken when obtained from a licensed pharmacist and used as directed by a licensed physician.  

Here is a list of resources that the community has access to if you, or somebody that you know, are  struggling with addiction:  

Communicare 662-234-7521  

MS CARE 662-234-6553  

Oxford Treatment Center 662-291-7308  

Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center 662-373-2830  

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The Oxford Police Department is housed 715 Molly Barr Road. The department has more than 70 full-time officers and staff and provides a wide range of protection and enforcement services. The Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and provides around-the-clock patrols. Other services include crime prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Watch and D.A.R.E., as well as specialized units including Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit, DUI Enforcement and the City Dispatch. Crime Reports provided to The Local Voice come directly from the Oxford Police Department.



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