Arizona Parents Find More Than 5,000 'Pills Believed to Be Fentanyl' Inside Toy: Police

“Markings on the pills were consistent with fentanyl,” the Phoenix Police Department tells PEOPLE

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Photo: Phoenix Police Department

Parents in Phoenix, Arizona, found a sandwich bag filled with pills in their daughter's toy.

The toy, a Glo Worm, was purchased at a thrift store.

"[The parents] cleaned and washed the toy before they let her play with it" when they "found a sandwich bag with over 5,000 pills believed to be fentanyl," Phoenix Police said in a statement.

The Phoenix Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE that the "markings on the pills were consistent with fentanyl."

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Phoenix Police Department

The statement on social media commended the parents for turning over "the dangerous drugs" to the department.

"Remember, please inspect all opened and used items for your family's safety," The Phoenix Police added.

Fentanyl is an extremely powerful drug.

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Addiction expert and founder of Origins Behavioral Healthcare, Ben Levenson, previously told PEOPLE, "It's very, very powerful. 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and 25 to 50 times more potent than heroin. Depending on the grade, about 40 times more potent than heroin."

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