New Street Drug Mix Linked to Multiple Overdoses in America
Grey death is an increasingly popular new street drug in America. It’s highly potent and deadly. So far, authorities are still puzzled by what has been named, ‘grey death.’ It got its unique name from law enforcement after being tied to no less than four cases of a drug overdose in the southern states of America.
As of now, officials are not certain what the exact composition of this new drug is, but it is clear that the name grey death’ had to do with the fact that the drug appears grey, much like concrete. Since the current theory is that it is more or less a designer drug. Grey death is particularly dangerous because it is never an exact mix of compounds that make up the drug. There is always some kind of manipulation according to authorities, based on the analysis they carried out on 50 different samples. No one also knows which compound gives grey death its characteristic color yet.
New Form of US-47700 Give Way To The Potent Drug
From the tested samples, the actual composition of grey death is extremely varied. However, the dangerous drug is a mixture of another popular designer drug called US-47700, fentanyl, heroin, and other similar compounds. Authorities are mostly worried about the fact that the nature of this drug makes it difficult to determine whether its samples are in fact lethal. Knowing how deadly the drug is has proven to be complicated.
Drug Overdose Cases from Grey Death
So far, officers have been able to flag a number of cases where grey death has been the cause of overdose, based on the drug’s one-of-a-kind appearance. The puzzling aspect of the drug is still its composition, and the varying chemical compounds used in different batches. Prior to authorities properly identifying grey death, they knew about the synthetic opioid, carfentanil, which is present in the drug. Carfentanil had been linked to 8 deaths in Ohio in the past few months. Additionally, this year in Georgia alone, about 6 deaths have been linked to US-47700 and 12 deaths from fentanyl and fentanyl-type compounds. Following this pattern, the major fear that officials are having is with these compounds being mixed, carfentanil could be even more harmful than most people realize.
Carfentanil: The Elephant Tranquilizing Component
Carfentanil is the purest form of a drug that mimics fentanyl. It is currently unapproved for any kind of use on humans, but vets are known to use this as an animal tranquilizer. As little as 2 milligrams of the drug can fully sedate an African elephant that weighs as much as 2,000 lbs.
Currently, carfentanil is the component of the grey death mixture that worries authorities the most. The new street drug could easily be picked up by drug addicts looking for a new high that can stay under the radar of cops. As a result, the rates of drug overdoses across the entire country will increase. If you or someone you know is abusing carfentanil, perhaps you should consider an intervention and make the user aware of their damaging behavior.
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Greg opened his home and heart to alcoholics and addicts in 2003. He is a Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATCI). Starting in 2009 Greg has fostered the growth of Ocean Hills Recovery into one of the most respected and effective treatment centers in the area and has been working with people with addictions since March of 2001. Greg believes in a holistic approach to recovery. His focus is on drug alcohol addiction treatment with a combination of 12 Step work, therapy and counseling, and the rejuvenation of the body through healthful eating and exercise. He has designed his program to foster a family-like atmosphere and believes that people in recovery are just beginning their lives. He encourages the people he works with to learn to enjoy life in sobriety. Greg is married to Nicole; they have two adorable sons together and an energetic yellow Labrador Retriever.