DEA: Fentanyl is a Threat to Health and Public Safety

The Drug Enforcement Agency has issued a nationwide alert on fentanyl as a threat to health and public safety.

According to the DEA, Fentanyl can be laced with heroin and when produced in clandestine labs can have an effect 100 times more powerful than morphine and 30 to 50 times more powerful than heroin. Drug incidents and overdoses related to fentanyl are occurring and the DEA is warning the general public that Fentanyl can be absorbed through the skin and an accidental inhalation of airborne powder could occur.

It is extremely dangerous to anyone who may come into contact with it.