Skip to comments.Fentanyl-laced Heroin Found in Ohio
Posted on 06/16/2006 1:24:23 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
Fentanyl-laced heroin found in Ohio Mansfield, Columbus labs identify fatal combo Friday, June 16, 2006 Margaret Harding THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
MANSFIELD, Ohio The deadly mix of drugs that has killed addicts in Detroit, Chicago and Philadelphia has reached Ohio.
Mansfield police have identified the powerful prescription painkiller fentanyl in six of the last 10 batches of heroin confiscated by police.
Mansfield police laboratory director Anthony Tambasco said he decided to start looking for fentanyl after hearing about the deaths in Detroit just before Memorial Day. Authorities there have confirmed 100 fentanyl/heroin deaths. Another 60 were confirmed in the Chicago area.
"Its not something you normally look for," Tambasco said.
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See the movie "Brick". A great film noir set in a southern California high school with nary a swear word used.
I wonder if there will be a recall? :)
If it's in Detroit, it might as well be in Ohio....
I will admit one thing about the recent tragedies surrounding this:
We know each death was due to using illegal drugs.
It's a sad way to find out who is supporting the drug cartels.
Fentanyl is a painkiller, for cancer patients is is used as a patch
Heroin addicts are dying by the bushel.
If there is a downside to this, I haven't seen it yet.
This is terrible, whatever will the city do if there is a junkie shortage?
Disclaimer: Not a hijack attempt. Just that it seems the only people in my city doing horse are hispanic.
Who would have thought you could die from shooting heroin?
LOL the only downside is the killer down effect! LMAO
That's exactly what my mother had.
What I can't understand is why would dealers be killing off their customers?
Is this where all the Libertarians post that if we allowed this to all be legal there would be heaven on earth?
It's not intentional. Drug dealers ain't the smartest out there. There was an incident a while back (10+ years) where a guy killed himself while running a meth lab.
Turns out he'd failed chemistry twice in high school. SO WHY WAS THE IDJIT RUNNING A METH LAB?
I'm not a libertarian, but if it were legal the contents and potency would be known.
People are mistakenly injecting a drug many times stronger than what they are used to doing. You may think they deserve to die for their drug use, but you can't blame the lack of quality control on an illict substance on people who would rather see it legalized and controlled.
I don't remember the last time I read about someone being blinded by drinking methanol that was in the whiskey they bought at a state liquor store.
No, but some of the victims would likely go to Heaven.
It`s used as a patch? Can this be the reason for the "Patches" Kennedy nickname? How many patches does Patches wear anyway for them to call him "Patches"?
There was a guy in South Central L.A. we called "racoon". A black guy cooking P.C.P. who blew himself up. He went to a war surplus store and bought himself some old WW II pilots goggles and blew himself up again. This time he burned the pigment out of his face (except where the goggles protected his eyes), and he really did look like a racoon.
I am SO going to Hell for laughing at that image!
The worst part of it was preparing a "photo" lineup with him. HOw in the world could we find others to put in the list?
Nowadays, you could Photoshop it.
I am not stupid enough to inject anything into my body, nor would I use some dangerous recreational drug for fun.
Seems this must be stupid people finding just one more way of killing themselves. Dad stuff.
Dad stuff = sad stuff. (Fingers slipped once again) LOL
Patches blamed Phenergan, a powerful anti-nausea drug, for his crash.
The 22-year-old construction worker and addict was another victim in an apparent surge in U.S. overdoses blamed on abuse of the fentanyl patch, a prescription-only product that is intended for cancer patients and others with chronic pain and is designed to dispense the medicine slowly through the skin.
When the overdose deaths started happening around here a week ago, some people were flocking to the city looking for the killer stuff.
Drugs are nothing to ever get into.
I think the facts kids can get themselves killed indicates the parents are so disconnected from their kids that they don't eat together often.
How could a parent not eat at least once daily with their kid and not see a change?
Sounds like a plan to me.
This is a problem?
Fentanyl is all the things that people said it was on this thread (pain killer, used as patch etc.) but its primary role in life is as a synthetic narcotic used in anethesia. Certain forms of anesthesia require high does narcotics which typically get combined with other pharmacology to concoct an anesthetic "cocktail". Fentanyl was a "designer" narcotic built to meet this specific need. It is something like 5x (or 10x I forget which) more potent than morphine and presumably also more potent than heroin. Sounds like people that got hold of some of this drug are now sleeping "The Big Sleep". Guess there's yet another reason not to be an iv drug abuser.
Charming - I imagine there must be others who feel the same about you.
I really don't see the problem here.
Are localities being overstressed brom the expense of burying dead junkies all of a sudden??
Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing wider distribution of adulterated heroin, nation wide. Seems to me to be a self-curing problem, in that you'll either get good and scared and seek treatment, or you'll die.
Either way, it's a net sum gain...
Fentanyl-laced heroin is responsible for four deaths in Wilmington,N.C. also.http://www.wilmingtonstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060616/NEWS/606160404/1004/FRONTPAGE
It has also occurred near Philadelphia.
Yeah, maybe they can sue the manufacturer. ;-)
Patches got his nickname from Howie Carr, Radio personality and Boston Herald columnist. It was a takeoff on the song "Patches" by Clarence Carter in reference to him being the latest new hope for the Kennedy family's political fortunes.
One day papa called me to his dyin bed Put his hands on my shoulders And in tears he said Patches, I'm depending on you son To pull the family through My son, it's all left up to you
We had an RN in our town arrested for stealing those patches off of
a coupla of patients in hospice care.
They had her pic in the paper,you wouldn`t have thought she was a junkie by
looking at her.
I was sorry to hear about your Mother. My husband died over a year ago from cancer and its been rough. The Fentanyl patch was about the only thing that helped with the pain.
Provide ONE quotation from ANY libertarian who has said this. Or admit that your post was just a stupid lie.
If there is a downside to this, I haven't seen it yet.
I expect there were those who during Prohibition took the same attitude toward deaths caused by tainted 'bathtub gin.' Were they right?
Provide ONE quotation from ANY libertarian who has said this. Or admit that your post was just a stupid lie. Know your rights
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1382278/posts?page=21#21 Seems that legalizing all the drugs is the Libertarian dream.
"They should legalize it, then the problems would go away with meth. Right?" G32
"Criminalizing it hasn't worked; by LEGALIZING it for adults, we'd put that market in the hands of people with an incentive to not sell to kids." Know your rights
Seems that legalizing all the drugs is the Libertarian dream.
Putting that market in the hands of people with an incentive to not sell to kids is not "heaven on earth."
Now, can you support your statement, or was it just a stupid lie?
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