Published On: Thu, Jul 29th, 2021

Orange County Records Spike in Fentanyl Deaths

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The number of fentanyl-related deaths has risen by more than 1,000 percent during the past five years in Orange County, Calif., according to the local sheriff’s department. Data released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) department showed 37 people were poisoned by the drug in 2016. There were 57 deaths in 2017, 134 deaths in 2018, and 165 deaths in 2019. Fentanyl killed 432 people in 2020. The drug, which is 100 times more potent than morphine, can be lethal at just 2 milligrams, depending on a person’s size and tolerance. “One of the things with fentanyl is it’s cheaper to manufacture, so there’s been a shift from other illicit drugs to fentanyl,” OCSD Sgt. Todd Hylton told The Epoch Times. “The problem is, it’s also 50 times more potent than heroin. “So because it’s cheaper and because it’s more potent, it has become more prevalent in the communities. But because it’s manufactured illicitly, not every fentanyl pill has the same amount,” … Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS

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