Would we really be that shocked to learn that inhaling a small amount of a powerful drug could end up being fatal? Probably not. But to learn that this same drug could KILL YOU just by TOUCHING it? Whoa, hold the phone! The Georgia Bureau of Investigation put out a statement warning residents in Georgia about a number of deaths that have been linked to a new drug making the rounds in the Metro Atlanta area.
The drug is said to be a synthetic opioid called Furanyl Fentanyl,
Last January, the GBI and Gwinnett Country Sheriff’s office did a surprise raid on a pill factory and found a batch of the stuff. According to Black Time Travel, upwards of 10 kilos of powder and pills was seized by officers — and all were labeled as oxycodone, but upon further investigation, the substance inside was found to be Furanyl Fentanyl.
The GBI says, “In the last four months, 17 deaths have been caused by the drugs U-47700 and/or furanyl fentanyl, equal to the number for all of 2016. U-47700 and furanyl fentanyl are both Schedule I drugs and used in the same manner as heroin.”
In their press release they also state, Furanyl Fentanyl “Can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin and are extremely toxic in the smallest quantities, and go on to reveal the symptoms.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), In 2014, more than 14,000 people died from overdoses involving prescription opioids.”