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One pill: Fighting fentanyl

Fentanyl is the deadliest drug threat in the U.S. Its victims are getting younger. Many don't know they're taking it. This is what their families want you to know.

Jeremy Rogalski, Lea Wilson

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Published: 3:42 PM CDT May 8, 2023
Updated: 2:35 PM CDT May 9, 2023

It is considered the deadliest drug threat our country has ever seen. Think about that. Not over the past 10 years; not the past 20 --ever. Illicit fentanyl is cheap, potent and immensely profitable. More problematic, it’s often deceptive.  

Drug traffickers in makeshift labs often mix fentanyl into fake prescription pills, with little regard for precision or quality control. Many who buy them on social media don’t know what they’re getting. They don’t know they are poisoned. They don’t know the odds of not waking up are worse than a coin flip.

Illicit fentanyl is killing in record numbers and its victims are getting younger. As law enforcement and the government work to combat the spread of deadly fentanyl, many parents are refusing to sit on the sidelines. They couldn’t save their own children, so they’re trying to save others. For them, fighting fentanyl means arming others with information, awareness and advocacy. Their battle cry: One pill can kill.

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