"Those pills have been tested at the lab and the test results have revealed that the pills are actually fentanyl disguised as Oxycodone," department officials wrote.
"Doing the math," police wrote, the pills could have resulted in over 168,500 deaths. Police said the pills contained 118 million micrograms of fentanyl; a lethal dosage of the drug could be as little as 700 micrograms.
Ontario police seized more than 1,500 oxycodone pills -- which had an estimated street value of $22,590 -- after recovering a stolen vehicle, WCMH reported.
On Sept. 7, Ontario police arrested Josh Hogge, 35, of Winchester, Kentucky, in connection with the drugs, the television station reported. Hogge is free after posting a $10,000 bail after his Sept. 9 arraignment on a charge of receiving stolen property, WCMH reported.
According to court records, Hogge will appear again in court on Feb. 2, 2020, the News Journal reported.