Fentanyl Awareness: Remember, one bad choice can cost you your life.
Fentanyl is a pharmaceutical drug that was created to help patients with pain management. It is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin.
Fentanyl is one of the most dangerous and deadly substances ever produced. Illicit drug manufacturers and distributors discovered fentanyl offers a very effective replacement filler or supplement to street level drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine.
According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, in 2020, Los Angeles County had a significant increase in opioid deaths. 1,173 deaths involved fentanyl. As of May 2021, there were 567 deaths in Los Angeles County related to fentanyl overdoses, which is an approximate increase of 57%, from the 395 fentanyl related deaths in the first five months of 2020. – https://www.dea.gov/
The best way to help combat the Fentanyl drug problem is through awareness and education. #LASD asks that you please take the time to educate your children and loved ones on the dangers of not just Fentanyl, but all drugs! Remember, one bad choice can cost you your life.
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