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  • Kimberly Hix

Fentanyl, a weapon of Mass Destruction

In 2002, the DEA [Drug Enforcement Administration] seized more than 379 million lethal doses of fentanyl – enough to kill each and every American. The DEA had nationwide seizures last year totaled over 50.6 million fentanyl pills and more than 10,000 pounds of fentanyl powder. This is poison. It’s a weapon of mass destruction.

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but 50 to 100 times more potent, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that illegal fentanyl powder is often added to other drugs because of its extreme potency, which makes it dangerous.

Much of the illegal fentanyl is sourced from China and then transported through many different means into the U.S. through unsecured borders.

It only takes two milligrams of fentanyl, the size of 10 to 15 grains of salt, to kill. The highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded by the CDC was for a 12-month period ending in March 2022: Provisional data estimated over 110,000 deaths, primarily from fentanyl, during that time period. That does not include deaths from fentanyl in the homeless population. The death rate is over 300 ppl a day from accidental fentanyl poisoning, meaning it was put into other substances the person did not know about. IT is being added to everything imaginable that dealers can sell on the streets to make them more addicting, marijuana, meth, cocaine, heroine, Adderall, Lortab, Oxycontin, etc. and now being made to look deceptively like candy.

You must be vigilant in talking with your children! Reminding them NOT to accept anything from anyone. This poison is killing like something we have never seen before.

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