Arrest made in suspected Garfield County rainbow fentanyl possession, distribution case

A Parachute woman was recently arrested for allegedly possessing 30 fentanyl pills, a Thursday Garfield County Sheriff’s Office news release states.

The 31-year-old woman was arrested and charged with multiple counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, including alleged unlawful distribution of a schedule 3 or 5 narcotic.

The suspect was allegedly in possession of what investigators are referring to as rainbow fentanyl. Coated in multiple colors, the pills resemble candy and could be appealing to younger users, police said.

“Investigators are being advised that local narcotics users and sellers are calling the narcotics ‘skittles,’” the release states.

The woman, who also had multiple warrants at the time of her arrest, was booked into Garfield County Jail on Oct. 28. Her bond was set at $12,013.

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