Two people in Perri, California have been charged with drug-related felonies after police seized enough opioids to kill 50 million people in what police believe is the largest seizure of a drug known as carfentanil in Riverside County history.
The District Attorney’s office publisheda press releaselast week announcing the bust, saying police seized 21 kilos of what is believed to be carfentanil, an opioid far more potent than fentanyl. The DA’s office explained just how potent each opioid is:
Carfentanil is an analog of the manmade opioid fentanyl. It is highly regulated and not intended or approved for use on humans. And it is more potent and potentially much more deadly than fentanyl.
Fentanyl is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. It only takes about two milligrams of fentanyl to be a fatal amount.
Carfentanil is 100 times…
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