Fentanyl is one of the most dangerous drugs in the world right now and it seems to only be getting worse.
People have been using it to put in other drugs and it causes a lot of overdoses of people who think they are using regular drugs.
Now, according to the Louisville Metro PD, after teaming up with the DEA, they found a lot of fentanyl. How much you ask? Apparently, it was enough to kill million people via VladTV.
The Louisville Metro Police Department partnered up with the Drug Enforcement Agency, which led to the execution of a significant drug seizure this past Monday. The LMPD revealed the two agencies took 8.5 kilos of fentanyl and in between 20,000 to 30,000 pressed fentanyl pills from a storage unit. According to the DEA, one kilogram of fentanyl could kill 500,000 people. 8.5 kilograms of the deadly opioid could almost result in 4,250,000 overdosing.
Wonder how long the people caught with the drugs will spend in prison.
Fentanyl deaths are on the rise.
After a catastrophic increase in 2020, deaths from drug overdoses rose again to record-breaking levels in 2021, nearing 108,000, the result of an ever-worsening fentanyl crisis, according to preliminary new data published on Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The increase of nearly 15 percent followed a much steeper rise of almost 30 percent in 2020, an unrelenting crisis that has consumed federal and state drug policy officials. Since the 1970s, the number of drug overdose deaths has increased every year except 2018.
A growing share of deaths continue to come from overdoses involving fentanyl, a class of potent synthetic opioids that are often mixed with other drugs, and methamphetamine, a synthetic stimulant. State health officials battling an influx of both drugs said many of the deaths appeared to be the result of combining the two.
Drug overdoses, which long ago surged above the country’s peak deaths from AIDS, car crashes and guns, killed about a quarter as many Americans last year as Covid-19.
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