Authorities are warning about the danger of fentanyl-laced products that appear to be candy.
Jackson County Sheriff Rick Meyer shared a warning from the DEA that authorities are seeing the brightly colored pills which they are calling “rainbow fentanyl” the sheriff said. The DEA seized the brightly-colored drugs in 18 states according to the agency. Some of it was disguised in candy packaging and some was packed in blocks, looking like sidewalk chalk.
The danger is that the drugs could be accidentally taken or even touched by children. A lethal dose of fentanyl can be as little as two milligrams, the equivalent of a few grains of salt.
Meyer stressed the dangers of fentanyl, citing statistics that it is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine.
Meyer suggested you talk to your children about the dangers of these illegal drugs. If you need more information you can go to dea.gov.