A District Attorney in Tennessee said that the state is seeing an influx of a deadly mixture: marijuana and fentanyl. Officials in the state are preparing to respond to this new trend as marijuana laced with fentanyl hits Tennessee.
Marijuana Laced With Fentanyl Hits Tennessee
Fentanyl is an especially potent—and dangerous—opioid pain medication. It is used in a variety of prescription painkillers and can be highly addictive. Beyond that, it can easily lead to fatal overdoses.
Now, according to Tennessee DA Matthew Stowe, law enforcement agents are discovering weed that’s been laced with fentanyl. He said that police started seeing the mixture show up in recent drug busts.
Stowe did not say where the drugs are coming from, but he said that some black market sellers are beginning to bring the product into the state.
“It’s absolutely being seen in Tennessee,” he told local sources. “It’s being seen in West Tennessee, it’s coming in in vast, vast quantities.”
Because fentanyl produces strong effects, Stowe fears that people looking for stronger highs will be drawn to the