“Rainbow fentanyl” has made its way to Dickinson. A recent seizure of the extremely dangerous drug was made by the Southwest Narcotics Task Force. The pills are stamped “M30” and come in a variety of bright colors. They are a deliberate effort by Mexican drug cartels to drive addiction among kids and young adults.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more powerful than morphine. It remains the deadliest drug threat facing the country. In 2021 alone, 66% of the 107,622 overdose deaths were caused by fentanyl.
Read more on the DEA’s press release at this link