Nibbling on some pink candy? You had better make sure that you know where it came from and was, preferably, safely packaged!

There is certainly no need to sound the alarm and frighten our entire community but there is an added need to be more aware after recent findings right here in Idaho. Home to just over 1 Million people, we don't live in a massive state and lucky for us, we're relatively safe here in Idaho. From time to time, however, some bad folks bring some bad things into our state.

Just this afternoon, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit here in Idaho shared that he is working on a video project for young people about the dangers of Fentanyl.

Fentanyl is exactly what we're talking about in today's news. While the dangerous drug is nothing new to Idaho (unfortunately)--it is on the rise, and a serious death threat. Now, law enforcement is sharing that it is appearing in a new form that people need to be aware of.

It's called 'Pink Rose' and is often seen looking like pink, heart-shaped candies.

The street drug is potent--equalling in many cases up to three times the potency of what authorities are used to finding on the streets. It doesn't help that these look like harmless candies.

Over 20 pounds were taken off of the streets here in Idaho recently and authorities believe there is a connection to them having come from the East Coast.

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