The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has released the results of its extensive drug campaign from May to September. As a result, more than 10 million fentanyl pills were manufactured and, according to them, 36 million lethal doses of the drug were used. The DEA agent blames the mass production of most of these pills on two specific cartels, the Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).
Scooping cartel-manufactured fentanyl off the streets sounds like a reason to celebrate, but this is just half problem, and as much as possible 40% of deaths from opioid overdose come directly from a doctor with a prescription, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Fentanyl kills indiscriminately regardless of its source.According to the National Security Council, young Americans More likely to die from an opioid overdose than a car crash.
However, lives were likely saved in the course of this particular operation. press release.
As part of the One Pill Can Kill initiative, an awareness campaign to educate the public about the dangers of counterfeit drugs such as fentanyl, the DEA and its law enforcement partners have seized large quantities of opioid drugs.
How widespread is the opioid epidemic? The DEA seized more than 10.2 million fentanyl pills and about 980 pounds of fentanyl powder between May 23 and September 8.
Fentanyl is often pushed blue pill People think they are safe because they look like pharmaceuticals in nature. Often not. Additionally, they have appeared in a variety of colors and have been dubbed “Rainbow Fentanyl” by the media and his DEA itself. Even people who are tolerant to oxycodone or hydrocodone may not be able to beat fentanyl or its analogues like carfentanil.
According to DEA calculations, the amount of fentanyl seized is equivalent to over 36 million lethal doses of the drug removed from the supply. DEA agents also seized 338 weapons, including rifles, shotguns, pistols and grenades.
“Fentanyl is responsible for killing thousands of people in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (DMV). We are working very hard,” said Jarod Forget, the DEA’s Washington Division Special Agent. “Our team is actively seizing large amounts of deadly fentanyl and working hard at high impact operations and community events to stop these deadly drugs from circulating in our communities. Mexican cartels are pushing deadly counterfeit pills, often laced with fentanyl, into our neighborhoods to take advantage of the opioid crisis. Relentless pursuit of criminals who bring in toxic drugs and will continue to work to keep you and your family safe. Our message to the general public is that you can never be sure what’s in them, just “one pill can kill”. That’s it.
Nearly 400 cases were investigated, 51 related to overdose poisoning. DEA agents directly linked 35 cases to one or both of the major Mexican cartels (Sinaloa Cartel and CJNG) responsible for the majority of fentanyl in the United States.
However, things are changing: According to the DEA, 129 studies linked to social media platforms such as Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and TikTok. Everyone in the cannabis industry has seen plugs openly selling drugs of all kinds.
The last time such statistics were provided was with the results of One Pill Can Kill Phase II, published by DEA administrator Ann Milgram last December.
The DEA says fentanyl is the deadliest drug threat facing the country. “In 2021, a record number of Americans (107,622) will die from drug addiction or overdose,” he reads the DEA release. “Sixty-six percent of these deaths can be attributed to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.”
The fentanyl issue has been highlighted by certain incidents, including a recent incident in a Los Angeles suburb where a fentanyl-filled pill was disguised as something else.of Pasadena Police Department Seizes 328,000 Fentanyl Tablets A total of approximately 708,500 tablets were seized in a single operation on September 24th. Just minutes away in Whittier, police seized an eight-pound pill laced with fentanyl.
Additional resources for parents and communities can be found at DEA’s. Fentanyl Recognition On your page, the DEA created a new resource. “What Every Parent and Caregiver Should Know About Placebos”