America has a big problem with fentanyl. It is up to 100 times stronger than heroin, it is insanely addictive, and an amount the size of a grain of rice can potentially kill you. Thanks to fentanyl, overdose deaths have been absolutely exploding all over America in recent years, but this fact is not scaring addicts away. In fact, it appears that more Americans are using it than ever before, and more fentanyl comes flooding into this country with each passing day. In one recent 12 months period, law enforcement authorities in Texas intercepted enough fentanyl to literally kill every single man, woman and child in the United States. We have never faced a crisis quite like this before, and now we are learning that fentanyl could even be mixed in with Halloween candy.
Yes, that is actually what authorities are telling us.
On Wednesday morning, someone tried to get 12,000 pills of fentanyl that were disguised as candy through airport security at LAX…
Authorities are again warning parents about the possibility of drugs mixed in with candy this Halloween after a big fentanyl bust at LAX.
Someone tried to get through security at Los Angeles International Airport with bags of candy that contained some 12,000 pills of fentanyl early Wednesday morning. The opioid pills were contained inside packages of Skittles, Whoppers and SweeTarts candy.
The drugs were seized by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and federal Drug Enforcement Agency agents assigned to a task force at the airport.
Can you imagine how many people those pills could have potentially killed?
Following the arrest, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department warned parents to make sure that they inspect all Halloween candy that their kids receive this year…
“With Halloween approaching, parents need to make sure they are checking their kids candy and not allowing them to eat anything until it has been inspected by them,” the Sheriff’s Department said.
Of course this isn’t the first time that we have gotten a warning of this nature.
Earlier this month, a group of Republican senators specifically warned that rainbow fentanyl pills that look like candy pose a great threat to our children…
The other Republican senators in the video include Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn, West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer, Montana Sen. Steve Daines, Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, Florida Sen. Rick Scott, Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan, Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, Idaho Sen. James Risch and Texas Sen. John Cornyn.
“I come to you today not only as a U.S. senator but as a fellow American concerned about the health of our nation’s youth this Halloween,” Marshall says in the video.