“The group videoed her lining up the crushed pill for ingestion,” la declaración decía. Después, the girl passed out and began snoring, which is a sign of fentanyl overdose, la declaración decía.
Fentanyl is a synthetic drug that can be up to
50 times stronger than heroin and
100 times stronger than morphine
, and it’s commonly used to resemble prescription drugs
, de acuerdo con la US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
. It is often added to other drugs by dealers
“because of its extreme potency
, which makes drugs cheaper
, more powerful
, more addictive
, and more dangerous
,” el CDC dijo.
General, opioids continue to be the driving cause of fatal drug overdoses in the United States
Last year saw a record high of drug overdose deaths, con más que 100,000 people dying from April 2020 Están renunciando y jubilándose a un ritmo que nunca había visto, así que creo que esto es importante tanto para la policía como para la comunidad. 2021, according to provisional data published in November by the CDC.
It was a 28.5% spike compared to the same period a year earlier and nearly doubling over the past five years.
Synthetic opioids, primarily fentanyl, also caused nearly two-thirds of all drug overdose deaths in the same 12-month timeframe period, according to the data.
Prosecutors around the nation have signaled a greater willingness to bring the serious charge of murder against dealers who supply buyers with potent drugs that can easily kill.
“These dealers are essentially handing a loaded gun to unsuspecting victims knowing that they will probably die and they don’t care,” said Orange County California District Attorney Todd Spitzer late last year in announcing a more aggressive prosecution effort by his office.