Officials warn of dangers of fentanyl after deaths of two Ohio State students

Two students at Ohio State University died after apparent accidental fentanyl overdoses last week, according to Columbus police. One of the students, 21-year-old Tiffany Iler, was from Broadview Heights.  

According to the university, Iler was a neuroscience student who also worked on campus as a student research assistant. "We are heartbroken and extend our deepest sympathies to their families and friends during this extremely difficult time," OSU said in a statement. 

Ohio State's Office of Student Life issued a warning about fake Adderall pills appearing to contain fentanyl.

On May 5, OSU’'s Office of Student Life wrote online, in part, “This morning Columbus Public Health shared an alert about fake Adderall pills, which appear to contain fentanyl, causing an increase in overdoses and hospitalizations.” Listen for more.