What is it?
Carfentanil is an elephant tranquilizer being mixed into heroin in Wayne County, MI, which includes Detroit. The substance is 10,000 times stronger than morphine and has no antidote. If you overdose, there's nothing anyone can do other than wait for you to die. Chuck Rosenberg, acting DEA administrator, calls carfentanil "crazy dangerous," while Wayne Country medical examiner's office spokesman Lloyd Jackson said, "This stuff is so deadly, you could die before you can get high."
What's it do?
Yes. According to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, at least 19 people have died from overdosing on carfentanil-laced heroin. The appearance of carfentail in opioid coincides a nation-wide opioid epidemic.