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Friday, May 19, 2017

Harford County Reports First Overdose Death Involving Carfentanil

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Harford County reported its first case of a fatal overdose involving carfentanil, a synthetic opioid that’s 10,000 times more potent than morphine, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s office learned Wednesday that a toxicology report on an overdose earlier this month tested positive for carfentanil.

As of Monday, in Harford County 34 people have died from heroin overdoses this year, according to the Sheriff’s Office. There have been 126 non-fatal overdoses.

Carfentanil, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency in an alert issued in September 2016, is 100 times more potent than fentanyl, another synthetic opioid.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why would somebody take something 10,000 more times stronger than Morphine???
You would think they would be "Happy" with just plain old Morphine!

Anonymous said...

6:37

It's mixed or "cut" with the heroin. User buys it thinking it's similar to other heroin that's cut with something much less potent, and boom, they're dead.

Anonymous said...

why don't we execute drug dealers the first time they are caught? end of problem.

Anonymous said...

People need to get right with God, and He will help. Rehab doesn't work- The Bible does and Guess what IT IS FREE! What a waste of tax dollars for something that doesn't help.