On 09/16/2022 Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force Agents assisted the Mankato Department of Public Safety with the shooting incident which occurred that morning.  During the execution of a search warrant at one of the involved residences, Task Force Agents located multi-colored pills that were stamped with an “M” on one side and “30” on the other.  Agents conducted a field test on the pills and found them to contain fentanyl.  These pills have the street name “Rainbow.”    

 

In late August, the DEA sent out a media release warning the public of the multi-colored fentanyl pills which are used to target young Americans.  The seizure last Friday was the first time MRVDTF Agents have encountered the multi-colored pills, all of the fentanyl pills seized so far in this area have been blue in color.  

More information can be found on the DEA website : https://www.dea.gov/press-releases/2022/08/30/dea-warns-brightly-colored-fentanyl-used-target-young-americans