The Rise of Fentanyl

(Washington)-The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is alerting the public of a sharp nationwide increase in the lethality of fetanyl-laced fake prescription pills.

The DEA Laboratory has found that, of the Fetanyl-laced fake prescription pills analyzed in 2022, six out of ten now contain a potentially lethal dose of fetanyl. This is an increase from the DEA’s previos announcement in 2021 that four out of ten fentanyl laced fake prescription pills had a potentially lethal dose.

Cj Reichelt the Assistant Police Chief and supervisor of the task force in Havre explains where the fentanyl is coming from for the Havre area.

“Pretty much all of the fentanyl and heroin that we encounter we can link it back to the southern border. Typically coming up through Washington is one of our major source states. We also had some out of Detroit, Michigan, and sometimes out of California.” -CJ Reichelt

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