New 'rainbow' drug circulating in Arizona

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In Arizona, thousands of fentanyl pills have been seized by border agents. The drug's appearance could appeal to young people, authorities worry, FOX13 reported.  

On Wednesday, more than 15,000 'rainbow' tablets resembling small candies were seized while strapped to a person's legs, port entrance to Nogales.

“It could be the start of a new trend aimed at young people and involving criminal organizations,” said port director Michael W. Humphries. 

The day before, a similar incident occurred at the same location, where a vehicle containing over 250,000 pills was intercepted. Officers also found 11 pounds of heroin and 10 pounds of methamphetamine inside. 

Days earlier, 'rainbow' tablets were also seized in the city of Portland, Oregon.

“People need to be aware of the growing use of fentanyl powder. We believe this is the new trend seen on the streets of Portland,” said Sergeant Matt Ferguson of the Special Investigations Unit.