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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Authorities brace for more overdoses after Maryland deaths linked to elephant sedative

Health and law enforcement officials around the state are bracing for an uptick in drug overdoses as a deadly synthetic opioid only meant for use in large animals has hit Maryland streets.

The drug, carfentanil, already has been linked to two overdose deaths in Anne Arundel County and one in Frederick County. The drug is so potent it was never meant for use in humans and is normally used as a tranquilizer for elephants, hippos and other large animals.

It is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 5,000 times more potent than heroin, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Health and police departments throughout the state have issued special alerts about carfentanil, while clinics and others who work with addicts are taking extra efforts to warn them about the danger of the drug.



Rebel Without a Clue said...

They could use this sedative to put inmates to death!!

Anonymous said...

They got this drug from Rosey O'Donals house.

Anonymous said...

Enough about what it is....where can I get it?

Anonymous said...

Sorry if this sounds cruel, but if you're stupid enough to take these kind of drugs, you kind of deserve whatever you might get.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we need more elephants.