DEA: 60% of fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills could be lethal

by Jacob Fuller

Trey Paul, FISM News 

 

A public safety alert has been issued by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to warn Americans everywhere about a “sharp nationwide increase” in deadly fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills.

DEA researchers say that of the fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills they analyzed this year, six out of ten now contain a “potentially lethal dose of fentanyl.” They say four out of ten contained a potentially deadly dose last year.

“More than half of the fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills being trafficked in communities across the country now contain a potentially deadly dose of fentanyl. This marks a dramatic increase — from four out of ten to six out of ten — in the number of pills that can kill,” said Administrator Anne Milgram. “These pills are being mass-produced by the Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco Cartel in Mexico,” she said.

United States lawmakers have long blamed the Biden administration’s open border policies for making it easier for drug cartels to get fentanyl into the USA. The problem is now so widespread, lawmakers who represent the border states are no longer the ones making the most noise.

Tennessee Congressman John Rose recently tweeted: “Every state is a border state under President Biden. God bless the TBI as they continue to fight the flow of fentanyl into Tennessee. How many needless overdose deaths will it take for this president to finally secure our border?

DEA agents say fentanyl is still the deadliest drug threat in America. They say the Sinaloa Cartel and Jalisco Cartel in Mexico are responsible and are using chemicals from China to make the drug.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody recently tweeted about China’s role in the war on fentanyl:

“Tens of thousands of Americans die from fentanyl poisoning every year, but @Joe Biden refused to press Xi Jinping on China’s role in this deadly crisis when they met face-to-face. Why won’t Biden fight to save American lives?”

“Never take a pill that wasn’t prescribed directly to you. Never take a pill from a friend. Never take a pill bought on social media. Just one pill is dangerous and one pill can kill,” said Milgram.

Last year, close to 70,000 people ages 18 and older died in synthetic opioid-related incidents, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In addition to being deadly, fentanyl is highly addictive and researchers found it’s 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine.

Congressman Dan Crenshaw of Texas recently introduced the “Declaring War on the Cartels Act,” which will increase criminal penalties for cartel members and crack down on who’s funding them.

My bill goes after the cartels and their members by increasing federal criminal penalties, bypassing liberal big city District Attorneys and prosecutors, and hitting the cartels where it matters most: their bank accounts. I designed this bill to use unique tools – like denaturalization and sanctions on government that support or allow cartels to operate – to deter individual support and corruption.

Congressman Crenshaw recently made a trip to the southern border and maintains the border isn’t secure despite what the Biden administration is claiming. He tweeted: “The Biden Administration wants you to think the border is ‘secure.’ They say it’s secure because these people are being ‘processed.’ Yeah, they’re processed … and never heard from again. We have completely unmanaged and unmitigated mass migration. This is not sustainable.”

“We must take the cartels seriously and deter them and target them the same way we do terrorists. That is the only way to win,” Congressman Crenshaw said.

Back in September, FISM News reported that 18 attorneys general from all over the nation called on the Biden administration to label fentanyl “a weapon of mass destruction.”

“Thinking about curbing the problem in different, new ways may disrupt what the foreign companies and drug cartels involved are doing or at least make it more expensive or difficult,” the attorneys general wrote in a signed letter. They have not received a reply.

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