The Republican cited President Biden’s border policies as a reason behind the state’s fentanyl problem, 他声称开始于 2020 但在前四个月急剧增加 2021.
“好, in addition to the people coming across the border, there is something else crossing the border,” Abbott said at a news conference Thursday in Fort Worth. “It is unseen to the general public, but importantly, this unseen thing coming across the border is deadly dangerous.”
Fentanyl, an opioid for pain treatment, is between 50 和 100 times more potent than morphine. 根据 疾病预防与控制中心, 多于 36,000 people died from overdoses involving synthetic opioids, like fentanyl, 在 2019.