Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Accounts For 80 Deaths In The US

Category: Media & Culture / Feb 17, 2014 3:20PM EDT

There has been a recent spike in deaths caused by heroin, and the reason is Fentanyl. A strong synthetic opiate now is being laced in heroin and the results are shocking. Authorities have confirmed that 80 deaths in the US have been linked to this deadly combination.

Authorities are yet to know where it is being made, and how it is being distributed. Dealers are using it as a marketing tool to sell more heroin, by saying that the new batch gives a better high. It is believed the laced bags have the street names of “Bud Light” “Theraflu” and “Income Tax”.