Fentanyl-laced Drugs in New York

After multiple suspected overdoses, Washington County Sheriff Jeff Murphy is warning that cocaine and heroin are being laced with fentanyl.

This doesn’t come as a big surprise, as illegal drugs have been harder to obtain during the COVID-19 pandemic. Law enforcement has been cautioning for months about the probability of an increase in deadlier illegal drugs.

When fentanyl is mixed with cocaine, it can have a blueish or purplish tint. On the streets on New York, and the drug has been referred to as “blue heroin.”

Although New York deputies have used Narcan to reverse the effects of cocaine, it isn’t as effective with fentanyl-laced drugs. This increases the chances of overdose-related death.

Officials are urging all individuals to be aware of the possibility of fentanyl-laced drugs. This includes family, friends, and support groups for those in high-risk categories.

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