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Carfentanil: The Drug War Goes Nuclear, by Crawford Kilian | The Tyee
That one kilo of carfentanil in the Calgary bust was enough to kill every person in Canada, with enough left over to wipe out Sweden and Finland. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction reports that “Carfentanil is said to be 10,000 times more potent than morphine.” As a dust, it could be inhaled or attach to mucous membranes, like the tongue, with almost instantly fatal effect.
Chinese opioid manufacturers can evidently produce large quantities of carfentanil without running into occupational health and safety issues, and they know how to mail it to Canada without leaving a telltale trail of dead postal clerks, parcel handlers, and CBSA inspectors.
And the risks should surely convince us that it’s time to legalize and regulate cocaine and heroin.
Village police chief in spotlight of Ohio’s heroin battle - 570 NEWS
“We’ve never seen anything like this. This is different from crack; this is not like acid, this is not like marijuana. They (earlier drug sellers) weren’t putting in drugs used to sedate people in hospitals like fentanyl; no one ever thought of putting in a drug that can knock out an elephant like carfentanil. This is such a powerful addiction; it physically takes over their body and their thought process. It defies traditional responses.”
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Why fentanyl is deadlier than heroin, in a single photo
The opioid crisis just keeps getting worse, in part because new types of drugs keep finding their way onto the streets. Fentanyl, heroin’s synthetic cousin, is among the worst offenders.
It’s deadly because it’s so much stronger than heroin, as shown by the photograph above, which was taken at the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory. On the left is a lethal dose of heroin, equivalent to about 30 milligrams; on the right is a 3-milligram dose of fentanyl, enough to kill an average-sized adult male.
Fentanyl, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is up to 100 times more potent than morphine and many times that of heroin.
Drugs users generally don’t know when their heroin is laced with fentanyl, so when they inject their usual quantity of heroin, they can inadvertently take a deadly dose of the substance. In addition, while dealers try to include fentanyl to improve potency, their measuring equipment usually isn’t fine-tuned enough to ensure they stay below the levels that could cause users to overdose. Plus, the fentanyl sold on the street is almost always made in a clandestine lab; it is less pure than the pharmaceutical version and thus its effect on the body can be more unpredictable.
Heroin and fentanyl look identical, and with drugs purchased on the street, “you don’t know what you’re taking,” Tim Pifer, the director of the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory, told STAT in an interview. “You’re injecting yourself with a loaded gun.”
An Even Deadlier Opioid, Carfentanil, Is Hitting The Streets . News | OPB
carfentanil is so potent it can be dangerous to someone who simply touches or inhales it.
This was devastatingly clear back in 2002, after a hostage rescue operation in Moscow that went wrong. To overpower Chechen terrorists who’d seized control of a theater, Russian Special Forces sprayed a chemical aerosol into the building. More than 100 hostages were overcome and died. Laboratory tests by British investigators later revealed that the aerosol included carfentanil.
For Small-Town Cops, Opioid Scourge Hits Close to Home - WSJ
Flood of fentanyl and heroin is straining budgets, putting police at risk as drug networks spread
During an attempted drug-trafficking bust this spring on Chicago’s South Side, police Sgt. James Madden took off running after a young man, chasing him into a darkened yard before losing the trail.
Sgt. Madden didn’t know where he was going. That’s because he works for a sheriff’s office 500 miles away, in the northwestern corner of Wisconsin.
The officer’s work doesn’t normally take him so far from his home of Superior, Wis., (population 27,000), but today’s drug trade is imposing unprecedented new burdens on small-town law enforcement. He made the eight-hour drive to pursue a Chicagoan who allegedly traveled to Superior to sell large quantities of a dangerous drug called fentanyl, a synthetic opioid up to 50 times as potent as heroin.
Fentanyl is supercharging the longstanding problem of drugs in small towns. Police, forensic labs and prosecutors are struggling to identify and safely intercept new narcotics that can sicken or kill anyone who handles them, and to combat trafficking networks that sometimes extend many hours away. Death rates from overdoses are now higher in rural areas than in big cities, reversing a historical trend.
“It’s hard to imagine how it could have gotten worse than the heroin we were dealing with,” says Brad Schimel, Wisconsin’s Attorney General. But “the fentanyl has taken this to a new level.”
Three overdose deaths reported in Lancaster over the weekend
This particular batch is believed to be laced with carfentanil.
“Carfentanil especially is particularly dangerous,” Pillar said. “It can be inhaled and it can be dangerous for you handling it.”
Anyone that has purchased illegal drugs in the last several days is encouraged to destroy them or turn them over to authorities.
Ce “conseil” de la police me surprend : comment tu fais pour détruire du carfentanil ? Tu le jettes dans le circuit d’eaux usées de la ville ? Tu le brûles ?
Elephant tranquilizer carfentanil linked to 19 deaths in Wayne County
faut-il condamner les dealers à des peines plus lourdes ?
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