BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Source: PBSO Media Release) — A new drug mixture called “grey death” which has been linked to lethal overdoses in Alabama and Georgia is the latest deadly opioid mixture to arrive in Palm Beach County. The mixture, although often appearing similar to concrete mixing power, can vary in texture from a chunky rock-like material to a fine powder while varying in color from gray to tan.
Grey Death is a mixture of several potent opioids having a much higher potency than heroin. The drug mixture can be administered via injection, ingestion, insufflation and smoking. Data thus far indicates a mixture of heroin, fentanyl, U-47700, and various fentanyl analogs although the amount of each drug present varies greatly from sample to sample. U-4770 is a designer drug approximately 8 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine while certain Fentanyl analogs are reported to be up to 10,000 times more potent than morphine.
Incidental exposure can kill.
Not only are opioid mixtures, such as Grey Death, dangerous for the drug’s users, but for anyone who could unknowingly come into contact with these mixtures in their many forms. These drug mixtures are incredibly potent making incidental contact with these substances a significant hazard. Touching or the accidental inhalation of these drugs can result in absorption through the skin. Adverse effects, such as disorientation, sedation, coughing, respirator distress or cardiac arrest can occur very rapidly, potentially within minutes of exposure.
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