The Bi-State Narcotics Task Force is currently investigating more than 20 reported drug overdoses that have occurred in the area.These reports involve people from 17 to 25 who have taken what they believed to be a prescription drug Xanax, but is a clandestine manufactured medication which is laced with some other drug and can cause serious medical problems including death.

Local authorities say although it is illegal to purchase medication without a prescription, the health risk is of greater concern. If you have taken a pill such as this you should medical attention and also call the police.

Anyone with information will remain anonymous.