Possible Fentanyl Lab in Seattle Raided by DEA
Posted By Schick Shadel || Mar 10, 2016
On Wednesday in South Seattle, DEA agents from the Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team surrounded a home and raided what was a suspected fentanyl lab. The agents removed various dangerous chemicals used to make the powerful synthetic opiate.
Fentanyl is a powerful opioid used to treat severe pain. It can be administered orally or through an injection. As an opioid, the drug can be highly addictive given how it makes users feel. In fact, more than 700 people died of fentanyl overdoses between 2013 and 2015.
The raid was part of the efforts of the DEA to target and stop drug traffickers who may be using fentanyl to cut their heroin and provide users a more effective high. Unfortunately, this can result in fatal consequences. The DEA has even issued an alert to the nation warning of the safety concerns and threat of death associated with fentanyl.
Fentanyl is a dangerous drug because it increases the dopamine levels in the body. This means users are relaxed, anxiety free, and pain free. However, the more often fentanyl is used, the more immune the body becomes it forces the user to take more in order to reach the same high. This is what leads to overdose of the drug.
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