Hundreds of Xanax pills seized in Walton County

Hundreds of suspected Xanax pills were seized in Walton County.

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office said the seizure was part of a narcotics investigation.

“Counterfeit pills have become popular lately and has led to several deaths here in the state of Georgia,”  deputies said in a post on their Facebook page.

The Georgia Department of Public Health has reported several overdose cases in central and south Georgia, which may be related to fake Percocet pills linked to four deaths and more than a dozen hospitalizations.