What is Fentanyl?
Clandestinely-produced fentanyl is primarily manufactured in Mexico
How does it affect the body?
Similar to other opioid analgesics, Fentanyl produces effects such as relaxation, euphoria, pain relief, sedation, confusion, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, urinary retention, pupillary constriction, and respiratory depression.
How is it used?
Fentanyl In Arizona:
Source: @PhoenixPolice on Twitter (February 20, 2021)
In 2020 alone, state numbers show more than 2,000 Arizonans overdosed on fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that did not exist five years ago.
2020 data from the Arizona Department of Health Services shows fentanyl is linked to 40.9% of drug overdoses and is showing to be the most fatal opiate.
The DEA also found a new variant of fentanyl in 2020 called para-fluorofentanyl that agents believe is more addictive and likely more deadly, leaving a grim reality ahead in 2021.
Source: 12 News - (https://www.12news.com/article/news/crime/more-than-2000-arizonans-overdosed-from-fentanyl-in-2020-dea-anticipates-problem-to-grow-in-2021/75-b796bf6d-3e9b-4c70-ac78-05c009d3c4c0)