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Candy-like fentanyl aimed at kids showing up in the US


Candy-like fentanyl seized by Customs and Border Protection agents at Nogales Port of Entry in Arizona. Credit: Twitter capture

Authorities are warning that candy-like fentanyl has shown up in different states across the US, intended specifically for children.

The Blaze reports:

The DEA’s Field Intelligence Manager Jennifer Lofland told the news channel that her biggest concern “is that the pills seem to be marketed specifically to a younger age group.” Lofland urged parents to talk to their children about the dangers of consuming pills that have not been prescribed.

Lofland reported that the DEA tested the confiscated pills and found that many had been laced with methamphetamines and animal tranquilizers. “Some of the multi-colored pills that we’ve been testing in our labs recently, particularly a recent batch that appeared to be children’s chewable vitamins, were tested by our lab as containing both fentanyl and methamphetamine.”

On Wednesday, 15,000 fentanyl pills were seized by Customs and Border Protection agents in Arizona. Nogales Port of Entry authorities said they discovered the pills strapped to someone’s leg, WTTG-TV reported.

READ: ‘Rainbow fentanyl’ found in several states across the country – drugs resemble candy and ‘seem to be marketed specifically to a younger age group’

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