It is a deadly synthetic opioid that is being pressed into fake pills or cut into heroin, cocaine, and other street drugs to drive addiction.
CHEAP. STRONG. ADDICTIVE. UNDETECTABLE.
Fentanyl is a schedule II controlled substance first used medically in 1968
Used medically with anesthesia and most often as a pain killer
Fentanyl is created from three main precursor chemicals: benzylfentanyl, 4-anilinopiperidine, norfentanyl
Illicitly manufactured fentanyl provides users an almost instant response. It impacts the brain’s reward centers and can become addictive after only 1-2 hits.
Fentanyl, in the equivalent to two grains of salt, can cause lethal overdose.
50x stronger than Heroin, and up to 100x stronger than Morphine
is one STREET NAME for FAKE Fentanyl Laced Pills
Looks like candy and other prescription pills
The fentanyl crisis tragedy touches all spectrums of society.
June 6, 2016
July 1, 2019
Stephen and Andrew
Lethal dose of fentanyl for an adult is 2 milligrams.
For teens and children it is much, much less
One grain can kill a baby
One grain can give an “high”
If you encounter fentanyl in any form, do not handle it and call 911 immediately.
#1 cause of death for ages18-45
...more than COVID-19, motor vehicle accidents, cancer and suicide
in all 50 states!
fentanyl presentation by police
Colorado legislature response to deadly
2019 voted to make possession of 4 grams of fentanyl a misdemeanor
Said they didn't want to jail addicted drug users...
2022 reworked the law to reduce amount to 2 grams or less. Law is still drug user friendly and easy on pushers
2 grams = 2 sugar cubes
enough fentanyl to murder 6500 people
COLORADO - Misdemeanor
16 bullets = Large Capacity Magazine
enough bullets to murder 16 people
COLORADO - up to class 6 felony
Current Colorado Government
Friendly and Inviting!
Policies for Cartels and Users
easy to traffic through the I-25 and I-70 interstate corridor
No way to know if street drugs are laced with fentanyl.
Illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF) can come in a white powder, added to other drugs, made into liquid and pressed into fake medications such as oxycodone, hydrocodone.
DEA lab testing reveals that four out of every ten fake pills with fentanyl contain a lethal dose.
Fentanyl is being produced in industrial-scale cartel labs in Mexico from Chinese-made materials before its smuggled into the United States.
The southern border of the US is a frequent point of entry for
smuggled IMF and the amounts are increasing every year.