Things just keep getting worse for America when it comes to the opioid crisis. Now, there’s a new drug in town that ranks high on the list of worst offenders: ‘Gray Death,” a drug cocktail that looks like a chunk of concrete, and can kill with just one dose.
The drug has been limited to the Gulf Coast and states such as Georgia and Ohio as of now, but Russ Baer of the Drug Enforcement Agency told NBC News,
We are monitoring the potential spread of this deadly combination of drugs.
He added, “We’ve not yet seen a national proliferation of the ‘gray death’ substance.”
More and more drug dealers have gotten more industrious in coming up with lethal drug cocktails using opioids that have been smuggled into the country from places like Mexico or China. Baer said, “It’s mad science and the guinea pigs are the American public. The ingredients come from abroad but this is made in America.”
Gray Death is an incredibly potent mix that combines heroin, the powerful painkiller fentanyl, the animal tranquilizer carfentanil, and the synthetic opioid called “Pink” or “U4.” Fentanyl has 50 times the punch of heroin, and carfentanil is 100 times more powerful than fentanyl – used to drop elephants and tigers.
The drug Pink, on its own, has caused at least 46 deaths within the past two years across New York, New Hampshire, Ohio, Texas, North Carolina and Wisconsin, the DEA said. Now, this new combination of Gray Death is hundreds of times even more dangerous.
Baer said, “We are more routinely seeing deadly cocktails of heroin, fentanyl, various fentanyl-class substances, along with combinations of other controlled substances of varying potencies including cocaine, methamphetamine, and THC.”
THC is Tetrahydrocannabinol, the substance in marijuana that produces the high people experience.
“No one should underestimate the deadly nature associated with these cocktails. You can buy one of these cocktails for $10-$20 on the street and lose your life in a few seconds,” Baer warned.