The opioid crisis in the U.S. has reached a new high now that gray death is killing addicts in a matter of seconds. Authorities are urging users to steer clear of the new temptation as the concoction is more dangerous than anything ever sold on the drug market.
What Is Gray Death?
According to Deneen Kilcrease, a forensic chemistry drug analyst, the new mix is a deadly combination of the most powerful opioids available at the moment. The gray, cement-like powder is being sold for $10-$20 per bag, killing users almost instantly.
Why is the drug so dangerous? Because it is a mixture of four substances perfectly capable of killing an addict on their own. When Kilcrease analyzed the concoction, she found, among others, traces of:
Fentanyl – a strong opioid that, up until now, was the deadliest drug on the market. 50 times stronger than heroin, Fentanyl is the cheapest narcotic on the market. It’s also the reason Prince lost his life.
Heroin – a morphine derivate, heroine – also known as diamorphine, Dragon, White Lady, snow, or Bombita – the substance is now one of the tamest drugs on the market, dealers preferring to mix it with other opioids or tranquilizers to attract more customers.
Carfentanil – twice as strong as Fentanyl, and 100 times more potent than heroin, the elephant and tiger tranquilizer is a new addition to the narcotics market.
U-47700 – banned in 2016, U4 or Pink is a synthetic opioid analgesic turned designer drug. In 2015, alone, the substance was responsible for over 40 deaths.
Authorities are advising potential customers to stay away from street combos as the short euphoria they induce is more than often followed by death. Apart from gray death, the DEA has also confiscated mixtures of cocaine, methamphetamine, THC, and fentanyl-class opioids.
The current opioid crisis is fueled by deadly drugs sold cheaply by greedy dealers. At this rate, the number of victims could double in a couple of years.
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