Nashville, Tennessee issues a public warning announcement after recently seeing an increase with Fentanyl being mixed Cocaine and other recreational drugs.
Dealers often will prioritize profits over the health and safety of their buyers, creating this very scary reality where you just can never really know what’s safe and what isn’t.
As a result, three different cocaine samples recently tested by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations laboratories were positive for Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a powerful narcotic painkiller and is often seen being mixed with heroin.
Assistant Director of the TBI, T.J. Jordan, says this is the first time the agency has seen the two being mixed together in the samples they have collected. The cause for concern comes from Tennessee setting record numbers in deaths from overdose in 2016. Out of those 1,631 overdose deaths, 294 were fentanyl related, which was an increase of 74 percent from 2015.
While addressing the dangers involving fentanyl now being found even in “recreational drugs” and not only in opiates, Assistant Director Jordan warned to the public,
“This submission, however, changes the game. It proves the serious risk now also applies to recreational drugs beyond opioids. To be blunt: What you might buy and use, thinking it’s a good time, could cost you your life.”
You can watch the whole video provided by TBI’s Drug Investigation Division warning the public To “Test everything”