Marietta Police Warn of Drug Residue

Marietta Police: Dangerous drug residue may show up in public areas

Authorities suggest precautions for public if drugs are found

Marietta Police are warning residents of the possibility of highly dangerous opioid drug residue in public places, adding that those who encounter suspicious substances should take precautions so they are not exposed and potentially suffer bodily harm.

Authorities say that the opioid drug epidemic that began with the abuse of pain medications and progressed to highly addictive heroin has now moved on to even stronger drugs — heroin mixed with a much more potent drug called fentanyl and even carfentanil, believed to be the most potent illegal drug on the streets today.

The opioid crisis is the subject of an event Thursday night put on by the Davis Direction Foundation, a group dedicated to raising awareness about and fighting against addiction. The foundation will present “The Vicious Cycle: Why the Opioid Epidemic Continues to Thrive” from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Marietta Performing Arts Center, 1171 Whitlock Ave. in Marietta.

The event will feature Dr. Harold McLendon, medical director of the Davis Foundation; Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds; and state Rep. Bert Reeves, R-Marietta.

For more information on the event, call 770-693-5982, email or visit

Excerpt from Police warn of drug residue (6-27-17) article by Jon Gargis

MDJ 6-27-17 – Full article