The southern border disaster and rising drug overdoses are related to each other more than you realize. With the massive influx of illegal immigrants entering the United States, with many trafficking drugs, overdoses are beginning to spike and new variations of drugs are starting to emerge.
The drug problem has gotten to the point where the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and many others are issuing warnings to drug users who purchase their drugs on the street.
The DEA released a fact sheet that said:
“Criminal drug networks are mass-producing fake pills and falsely marketing them as legitimate prescription pills to deceive the American public.
Counterfeit pills are easy to purchase, widely available, often contain fentanyl or methamphetamine, and can be deadly.
Fake prescription pills are easily accessible and often sold on social media and e-commerce platforms, making them available to anyone with a smartphone, including minors.
Many counterfeit pills are made to look like prescription opioids such as oxycodone (Oxycontin®, Percocet®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), and alprazolam (Xanax®); or stimulants like amphetamines (Adderall®).”
The DEA has found that 4 in 10 pills that are sold on the street contain potentially lethal doses of Fentanyl and pills can be bought on social media sites, so they’re more accessible than ever before.
It’s not just pills that are concerning. Fentanyl is found in candy form that could attract children and teenagers.
The County of Fresno tweeted, “Fentanyl-laced candy is the newest opioid trend targeting our children and has now made its way to California. Each piece of candy can be potentially lethal. Please inform your children of the dangers of fentanyl.”
Drug traffickers can hide fentanyl, or any drug for that matter, in candy, gummies, sugar powder, and many other sugary forms that can be sold discretely over the internet just like THC-infused candy sold on Etsy.
Biden’s open border has allowed China to traffic drugs into the U.S. and those drugs are killing Americans. President Joe Biden, however, isn’t bothered by this, and neither is Vice President Kamala Harris.