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Remnants of Anesthetic used to Sedate Elephants Found in some Ohio Heroin

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    AKRON, Ohio – Officials responding to a recent spike in opiate overdoses around the northeast Ohio city of Akron suspect some users are trying to increase the potency of heroin and other drugs by mixing in a powerful anesthetic that's used to sedate elephants and other large animals.

    Authorities say the drug carfentanil has been found in syringes used by some of the individuals who died. Akron Police Lt. Rick Edwards says there have been 91 overdoses and eight deaths in the city from July 5 through early Thursday.

    Jerry Craig, executive director of Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services, says they don't know if the cases are linked but it's a troubling development.

    Edwards says investigators aren't sure where the drug is coming from.

    AP via Fox News/July 15, 2016
    Photo: luxuryrehabs
    Newshawk Crew

    Author Bio

    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.


  1. LadySue
    Thanks for posting doll. I put the information in the heroin batch thread, but get frustrated when trying to load an article. Definitely need more patience!!!
  2. Booty love
    I bet the drug comes from asia and is purposely cut with it, as part the us war on drugs 2016..opiate edition

    Ever since the media declare war on illegal opiate use, i've seen many more opiate deaths, to include my good friend just recently.

    If you want to change public perception against opiate addiction, you create a media war on it and you do that by releasing bad dope on the population, giving the media all the negative reporting they need to create a mass perception
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