Ohio leads nation in use of dangerous drug Carfentanil

Posted at 4:21 PM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 16:21:00-04

Ohio leading the nation in something something no state wants to lead in: weapons-grade drug use of Carfentanil. 

Carfentanil is ten-thousand times stronger than morphine, sometimes used as an elephant tranquilizer, and there are more cases of it here than anywhere else.

According to the DEA the drug has popped up here in our home state almost 350 times and it's wreaking absolute havoc on nearby Akron.

"We're concerned. We are extremely concerned," Akron Police Chief James Nice told News 5. 

"In this size city people are dying every single day from heroin overdoses. But it's not heroin. It's cut with a deadly killer," Chief Nice added. 

Carfentanil is linked to 14 deaths and more than 230 overdoses in Akron in just 21 days.