Heroin Laced with Fentanyl AKA “China White” is the Leading Overdose Death Threat in Rowan County-Salisbury’s Drug Epidemic

Posted on October 15, 2016

RFP Staff/drugabuse.gov/

♦ Yesterday in Spencer two women were found overdosed in a strip mall parking lot by the Spencer Police. Fortunately emergency responders arrived in time to inject the two victims with Narcan a rapid acting opioid blocker that saves lives. Many overdose victims are not so fortunate.

Presently the leading overdose death threat in Rowan County/Salisbury’s hard drug epidemic is heroin laced with Fentanyl AKA “China White”.  Fentanyl, an ultra-powerful synthetic opioid painkiller, possesses rapid killing power even in low doses.  Fentanyl is becoming all too common in street heroin across the U.S.A.  While heroin laced with Fentanyl is a favored high for many heroin addicts, its catastrophic downside is that the heroin-Fentanyl mix is the product of amateur labs lacking required measuring controls.

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