Illicit Drug Described as “10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl” Shows up in Seattle
Right in the midst of the opioid crisis, another illicit drug has hit the streets of Seattle. Experts say it’s more potent and deadly than other opiods.
The DEA says carfentanil is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl. It was first detected in Seattle in March. Experts insist its usage is “very rare” in the area, but nonetheless, it has surfaced in the city.
The timing couldn’t be worse. Two people in Washington state overdose on opioids each day. In King County, at least three teenagers have died from fentanyl overdoses recently.
“I was like, ‘Oh crap!’ ” said Dr. Caleb Banta-Green when he heard that carfentanil was detected in Seattle.