The Tennessee Sheriff’s Office warns the public not to receive folded dollar bills: “a very dangerous problem.”

The Tennessee Sheriff’s Office has warned the public not to receive folded dollar bills because they may contain a deadly substance called fentanyl.

Giles County Sheriff’s Office said twice in a Facebook post Folded dollar bill found on the ground At a local gas station.

“When it was discovered and picked up, the person found a white powdery substance inside,” the post said.

The substance was tested and was positive for methamphetamine and fentanyl.

Fentanyl Synthetic opioids 50-100 times more powerful than morphineAccording to the National Institute of Substance Abuse.

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“This is a very dangerous issue,” the sheriff’s office said in a post.

The post asked people to educate their children not to receive folded dollar bills without their parents or parents present. It also features an image that contains a small amount of powdered material next to the penny, warning that it is sufficient to kill the person in contact.

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This article was originally published in USA TODAY: Tennessee Sheriff’s Office warns the public about folding dollar bills