Rainbow fentanyl

Rainbow fentanyl.

Two recent busts by the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team led to multiple arrest and uncovered marijuana, firearms, fentanyl and methamphetamine.

Sanne Godfrey is the news editor for The News-Review. She can be reached at sgodfrey@nrtoday.com.

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NR blogger

So all were released the same day? Isn't it nice that Oregon decriminalized crime. And hide the pictures to protect the arrested people from embarrassment.

mword

O.D. deaths began to climb in 2016. By 2020, over 91,000 people had died of O.D.s in the USA. The increased deaths continue. The increasing deaths are due mainly to fentanyl and the cheap "super-meth" flooding the streets.

I'm actually glad to see these rainbow pills because buyers will know for sure they're buying an illegal street drug.

The cartels used pill presses to turn out massive amounts of fake pharmaceuticals laced with fentanyl to sell on the street as Vicodin, Oxy and other prescription narcotics. Addicts felt safer with the fake pharma drugs. Some died, including the musician Prince.

Visual image showing the amount of heroin vs fentanyl that will kill an adult man. The amount of fentanyl is terrifyingly small.

https://www.statnews.com/2016/09/29/why-fentanyl-is-deadlier-than-heroin/

Huge bbfan

And it's coming from where? Because of who?

I don't expect an honest non delusional answer, but I'll wait!

pwchoices

A lethal dose of fentanyl for the average person is about 2 milligrams. 15 ounces equals 425,242.847 milligrams. So this drug dealer had enough fentanyl to kill every resident in Douglas County four times.

BetsyC

So I am thinking the story should lead with that bust. Much more critical for that news to get out. Concerns exist the marketing to young people.

According to the DEA: "Rainbow fentanyl—fentanyl pills and powder that come in a variety of bright colors, shapes, and sizes—is a deliberate effort by drug traffickers to drive addiction amongst kids and young adults,” said DEA Administrator Anne Milgram. “The men and women of the DEA are relentlessly working to stop the trafficking of rainbow fentanyl and defeat the Mexican drug cartels that are responsible for the vast majority of the fentanyl that is being trafficked in the United States.”

https://www.dea.gov/press-releases/2022/08/30/dea-warns-brightly-colored-fentanyl-used-target-young-americans

Clee

This was 15 ounces of a substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl and two ounces of a substance containing a detectable amount of meth. It takes another level of lab test to determine how much active ingredient is present in these seizures.

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