DEA Sends Out Warning as Fentanyl Mass Overdoses Are on the Rise
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Fentanyl mass overdoses are at an all-time high as dealers lace drugs with the highly-addictive opioid. Users have no idea they’re taking the deadly drug, and deaths from it are accelerating out of control.
The Drug Enforcement Administration is sending out an urgent warning.
“We are in a crisis right now. It is hitting our country very hard at an unprecedented rate,” said Towanda Thorne-James, AL DEA Assistant Agent in Charge. “Specific to Alabama — absolutely — Fentanyl is all over the entire state.”
According to the DEA, last year in the U.S. more people died from Fentanyl than gun and auto-related deaths combined.
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