Monday, January 2, 2017

Carfentanil showing up everywhere

Hamilton police have confirmed the presence of the deadly opioid carfentanil from a November raid. It was in an unmarked nasal inhaler. Chicago and Detroit are both now reporting an epidemic of overdoses.

Carfentanil was found in Sydney, Australia for the first time last week. Heroin overdoses are surging in Michigan and Wisconsin. Carfentanil use is growing rapidly in northern Arkansas and Ohio, epicenters for the drug in the US. Authorities fear spikes in fatal overdoses are very likely due to an influx of carfentanil.