Elephant tranquilizers found in heroin
You’ve heard the grousome stories about people overdosing on heroin that has been laced with Fentanyl. Now heroin is being laced with elephant tranquilizers, loose on the streets and killing people immediately, without any warning.
Carfentanil is the name of this drug used to sedate extremely large animals, such as elephants and lions. Read the following depictions about how strong and deadly this medicine is.
People have been putting Fetanyl laced inside heroin lately. This is because it gives sellers an advantage of having the most potent stuff. But most people don’t know their heroin has been laced with Fetanyl and wind up overdosing. Now dealers are wise to this game and are trying to heighten the potency once again, this time with elephant tranquilizers. How will people not overdose is my question?
“Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of fentanyl, the painkiller that most recently made headlines with its role in the death of pop star Prince.”
“Carfentanil can slow breathing significantly. It’s not approved for human use but is used commercially to sedate large animals, such as elephants. About 2 milligrams can knock out a nearly 2,000-pound African elephant.”
“Many users may not know they are even taking the drug, officials have said, as dealers are cutting heroin with fentanyl analogues to give it a boost and stretch their supply.”
“Its potency is deadly, and it’s causing concern for those fighting the heroin epidemic, as recent overdose outbreaks in Ohio, Indiana and Florida have been linked to the drug.”
“The Drug Enforcement Administration does not track carfentanil cases separately. Most states flag a handful of fentanyl analogues in postmortem testing, but very few labs across the country are equipped to test for it or have any reference materials to help identify it. The University of Florida Forensic Toxicology Lab is currently developing a new test to identify the drug.”
“Like fentanyl, carfentanil is dangerous not just to users but to anyone who comes into contact with it. Grains of it can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled.”
“According to the DEA, most fentanyl analogues in the United States are being manufactured in China and transported through Mexico.”