Bodies are strewn on the doorstep of San Francisco’s main government building, contorted by the effects of fentanyl, a painkiller 100 times more potent than morphine. We’re two streets away from the headquarters of Twitter, in a city district with more billionaires than anywhere on Earth, but this has become an open-air drug market. Trevor […]
“Fentanyl steals your friends”: Pills bought on social media are killing kids in classrooms and in their beds
All over America, families are being broken by fentanyl. Fifty times more powerful than heroin, this deadly drug is more addictive than anything that’s come before. It’s been in circulation in America for a decade, fuelling an unprecedented addiction crisis. A ruthless criminal network stretching back to Mexico, China and beyond, is pushing it into […]
The Los Angeles division of the DEA seized enough fentanyl in 2022 to kill the entire population of Southern California.
The Los Angeles Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) seized enough fentanyl in 2022 to kill the entire population of Southern California, the agency said in a tweet. More than 7 million fentanyl pills and more than 450 kg of fentanyl powder have been seized by the Los Angeles division this year, they said. […]