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FENTANYL FACTS

What Does Fentanyl Look Like:

  • White powdery substance

  • Patch

  • Pill

  • Lozenge

  • Dissolvable tablet

 

How is Fentanyl Distributed:

Fentanyl is laced in various street drugs such as Meth, Heroin, Cocaine, Wax Pens, Vape Pens, Pressed Counterfeit Pills made to look like Oxycodone, Percocet and Xanax.

 

Fentanyl Street Names:

Fent, Fenty, Blonde, He-man, Murder 8, Snowflake, Tango and Cash, Apache, Butter, Good fella, Dragon, Dragon’s Breath, Jack, Jackpot, White Girl, Toe Tag Dope, Blue Diamond, Chinatown, Chinese Food, King Ivory, Dance Fever, Lollipop, Crazy One, TNT, Drywall, Fettuccini, Fent, Fetty, Fet, Pressies, 30's

Signs Of An Overdose:

  • Nodding off

  • Passed out

  • Cold clammy skin

  • Pinpoint pupils

  • Blue or purple skin, lips and/or fingernails 

  • Different sound in breathing

  • Not breathing


What To Do If You Suspect An Overdose: 

  • Call 911 to report possible and keep the phone line open. 

  • Administer NARCAN immediately!

  • Use multiple boxes of NARCAN if necessary to revive them.

  • If they wake up, try to convince them they must go to the hospital for proper medical treatment, because when the NARCAN wears off, they could go back into the overdose process and die.

 

Fentanyl By The Numbers:

  • It only takes 2 mg. of Fentanyl to kill, which is equivalent to 10-15 grains of table salt.

  • Fentanyl is the number one killer in the U.S., ages 18-45.

  • Fentanyl kills 110 people every week in California.

  • Over 107,081 people died from an overdose in 2022 and 68% of those deaths were attributed to Fentanyl.

  • In 2021, the DEA seized 20.4 million pills at the San Diego border, alone.

  • In 2022, the DEA seized enough Fentayl to kill every U.S. citizen.

  • In 2023, the DEA seized 79.5 million pills and nearly 12,000 pounds of Fentanyl powder, equivalent to 376.7 million lethal doses of Fentanyl.

  • In 2024, the DEA seized 20,900,000+ Fentanyl pills. 

  • In 2024, the DEA seized 1,440 pounds of Fentanyl powder equivalent to 79.6 million lethal doses of Fentanyl.

 

According To The DEA:

  • The trend is young people with have “Lazarus Parties” also known as “Narcan Parties” where the group of friends will get together to use their drug of choice and one person in the group will not use and will be standing by with Narcan to revive the person who might overdose.

  • The trend is the user starts off smoking marijuana and due to the extreme potency of the marijuana, it causes anxiety, so the user then turns to taking Xanax to control their anxiety and eventually progress to taking opiates.

  • Drug dealers will deliver to your loved one anywhere in the city within 15 minutes, many times to your home after you have gone to bed.

  • People are finding drug dealers by using apps such as FaceBook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Twitter and YouTube to order drugs.  

  • They purchaser will pay for the drugs by using various Apps such as Venmo, Zelle, Cash App and Remitly to pay the dealer for their drugs. https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2022-03/20220208-DEA_Social%20Media%20Drug%20Trafficking%20Threat%20Overview.pdf 

  • Fentanyl Drug Fact Sheet from the DEA

https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2021-04/Fentanyl-2020_0.pdf 

  • Emoji Drug Codes Decoded from the DEA

https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2022-04/Emoji%20Decoded_FO%20One%20Page_v2.pdf

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