Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Cocaine laced with fentanyl on the rise

Kate Quigley, Fuquan Johnson
Drug dealers are increasingly selling cocaine that is laced with fentanyl and the results are deadly. Comedian Fuquan Johnson and two others died after overdosing on cocaine laced with fentanyl. Model Kate Quigley was in critical condition. In Suffolk County there were 6 fatal overdoses in 3 days. These weren't hardened addicts, but mostly recreational cocaine users.
In 2020 over 93,000 died from an overdose in the United States, the highest number ever recorded and a 30% percent increase over the previous year.