Carfentanil’s intended purpose is to be a sedative for large animals such as 5,000-14,000 pound elephants, not humans!
60 deaths in 6 months
Due to the increase in carfentanil related death, the state of Florida has issued a warning to citizens to be aware of this deadly drug. Even just the scent of this drug can be enough to seriously cause extreme harm. Within the last six months alone there has been 60 carfentanil related deaths in the U.S. alone.
What is Carfentanil?
Carfentanil is the newest drug being abused and taking the nation and world by storm. Originally created in 1975 as a sedative for large wild animals such as 5,000-14,000 pound elephants. It is also known by its commercial name Wildnil. Unbeknownst to some users other drugs such as cocaine, heroin or even fentanyl are being increasingly laced with carfentanil.
Carfentanil is 100 times stronger than morphine
What do we know about this drug
Dealers are buying this drug from sources in China. Carfentanil is closely monitored within the U.S. and can only be used on large animals. However, in China, there are little to no restrictions on the drug which is how dealers are able to access it online.
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What can you do?
Be wary of any drug as more and more substances are being laced with Wildnil. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) warns that the similarity to mainstream drugs such as cocaine and heroin are unparallel. Early last month, Wayne County, Michigan had 19 reports of carfentanil deaths. Many dealers are unaware of what their products are combined with and may be selling it without knowing what’s in it.
Threat of Terrorism
To put it into perspective how dangerous and powerful this drug is it has several countries concerned about it falling into the hands of terrorists. In Moscow, a theater was attacked and carfentanil was sprayed into the building. Close to 200 people died just from air exposure.
The Cove Center for Recovery asks everyone to stay vigilant! The drug epidemic has been rapidly gaining momentum and each new epidemic has become more and more deadly. Also, if you or a loved one is suffering from substance addiction please call 855-248-4393 for help. The Cove offers treatment for an array of substances including Carfentanil.