The drugwas sold as cocaine

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Fentanyl Tied to Spike in Drug Deaths NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) As New Haven, state and federal officialsmet Friday morning, no one knew exactly what they were dealing with. The drug that that killed two and hospitalized more than a dozen is something new, said hospital officials Friday. The drugwas sold as cocaine, but it wasn They believed it contains fentanyl, a powerful opiate, because patients were not responding to Narcan and had trouble breathing. What else is in the drug requires lab testing. is very scary, said D don knowthat they taking and that is the problem. simple tests exist for other drugs, such as heroin and cocaine, fentanyl is different. can even test for it, said D is no dipstick for it currently even in ourhospital. We send it out. It will not show up under classic drug screens so we all been scrambling to work on that. drugs has been a growing issue in Connecticut and the region because of it cheap production cost high potency. users may want to use it because they can use small amounts and get very high, said D this month, a medical examiner in Minnesota released information showingsinger Prince died from a self induced fentanyl overdose. In March 2015, the Drug Enforcement Administration issued a nationwide alert after seeing a spike in fentanyl related seizures. According to the National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS), drug testing labs around the country saw3,344 fentanyl submissions in 2014, up from 942 in 2013. The DEA has identified 15 other fentanyl related compounds, said officials in a statement. In Connecticut, drug related deaths have spiked and are expected to go higher. Records from the Medical Examiner Office show fentanyl waslinked to 37 deaths in 2013 and 188 in 2015. The most recent data shows 83 fentanyl related deaths in 2016, but the total projected number is expected to be 332, more than doubling 2015 numbers. DEA records show that fentanyl can be 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin. It is lethal even insmall doses. The DEA even warned law enforcement about the dangers of the drug, as it can be breathed inorabsorbed through the skin just by touching it. Seizures of fentanyl has been linked to Mexican drug trafficking organizations, according to the DEA warning. Exactly what was in the drug that caused the New Haven overdoses was expected on Friday afternoon, but as of this publication no further information has been released. New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman would not say whether the bags in which the drugs were sold had an identifying stamp that often is used in drugsales. Share this:Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email (Opens in new window)WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection cheap jerseys “Block User” from there.

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