‘Rainbow fentanyl’ found in several states across the country – drugs resemble candy and ‘seem to be marketed specifically to a younger age group’

Chinese begin "Rainbow Fentanyl" mass poisoning of America's Youth
Chinese begin “Rainbow Fentanyl” mass poisoning of America’s Youth

On Thursday, DEA officials warned parents that the department has been finding “rainbow fentanyl” in Washington, D.C., for the past 18 months, WTTG-TV reported. The dangerous pills resembled colorful candy.

The DEA’s Field Intelligence Manager Jennifer Lofland told the news channel that her biggest concern “is that the pills seem to be marketed specifically to a younger age group.” Lofland urged parents to talk to their children about the dangers of consuming pills that have not been prescribed.

Lofland reported that the DEA tested the confiscated pills and found that many had been laced with methamphetamines and animal tranquilizers. “Some of the multi-colored pills that we’ve been testing in our labs recently, particularly a recent batch that appeared to be children’s chewable vitamins, were tested by our lab as containing both fentanyl and methamphetamine.”

On Wednesday, 15,000 fentanyl pills were seized by Customs and Border Protection agents in Arizona. Nogales Port of Entry authorities said they discovered the pills strapped to someone’s leg, WTTG-TV reported.

Port Director Michael W. Humphries stated on Twitter that the fentanyl pills had “the appearance of candy.” He warned that it could be “the start of a trend with Transnational Criminal Organizations targeting younger users.”

One day prior, Nogales border patrol agents seized 250,000 fentanyl pills, 11 pounds of heroin, and 10 pounds of methamphetamine. Authorities reported that some of those fentanyl pills also resembled candy.

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Patriots concerned deadly 'Rainbow Fentanyl' targeted to children
Patriots concerned deadly ‘Rainbow Fentanyl’ targeted to children

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and anti-drug activists are warning of a new, brightly colored form of fentanyl called “Rainbow Fentanyl” and its particular risk to children.

The sheriff’s Special Investigations Unit said it recovered the new form of the drug at a recent execution of a search warrant at a suspect’s home in Northeast Portland. The sheriff’s office said the powder form of the drug is deadlier and more potent because it can be easily dispersed into the air and inhaled or ingested.

“We’ve been hearing about this over the last six months, about it working its way up the West Coast, and it is now here in Portland,” said a SIU deputy in a video provided to KATU by the sheriff’s office, which did not identify the deputy because of the nature of his work.

“I had heard about it, but we had not actually heard that it had reached Oregon, and it was just a matter of time,” said Kelly Sloop, a registered pharmacist and executive director of the group Need4Narcan, which works to raise awareness of the dangers of fentanyl and to distribute Narcan, the lifesaving opioid overdose reversal drug.

Sloop says they believe Rainbow Fentanyl is brightly colored in order to make it more appealing to young people.

“My concern is that our youth now is going to be targeted, and we’re just going to have more accidental poisonings, accidental overdoses, and it’s not just gonna be the counterfeit pills like Oxycontin and Adderall. Now we’re gonna have fentanyl that’s marketed, and it looks like candy or taffy or bubblegum,” Sloop said. “That’s what they’re wanting to do is market to our youth, and it is just dangerous.”

The sheriff’s office says it only takes about two milligrams to cause a fatal overdose in an adult, which makes it even more concerning, Sloop says, for children.

“And that is what is very concerning, is fentanyl is so highly potent,” Sloop said.

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For Humphries and Nogales border patrol agents, fentanyl seizures have become a regular occurrence. On August 9, they discovered another 70,000 pills. Additionally, authorities reported that over a seven-day period at the end of July, they seized approximately 1.1 million fentanyl pills.

During a drug bust in Oregon this week, law enforcement seized 800 “rainbow fentanyl” pills, four grams of powdered fentanyl, meth, and heroin. Authorities warned that the fentanyl seemed similar to children’s chalk in color and consistency, KPTV reported.

Special Investigation Unit Sergeant Matt Ferguson stated, “The public needs to be aware of the rising use of powdered fentanyl. We believe this is going to be the new trend seen on the streets of Portland.”

In a public statement, Oregon’s Multnomah County health department officials said, “It only takes 2 milligrams of fentanyl — about the weight of a few grains of salt — to cause a fatal overdose.”

Earlier this week, Fox News reported that fentanyl seizures were up 200% in July. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection recorded over 2,100 pounds of fentanyl had been confiscated in July, whereas 700 pounds had been seized in June.

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Jennifer Lofland, a field intelligence manager for the DEA Washington division, also confirmed that the pills have been confiscated in and around the DC metro area for over a year.

“My biggest concern, and I think the biggest concern of DEA nationwide, is that the pills seem to be marketed specifically to a younger age group,” Lofland told FOX5.

With school starting over the next few weeks, Lofland urged parents to talk to their kids about never accepting pills unless they are prescribed by a doctor.

“Some of the multi-colored pills that we’ve been testing in our labs recently, particularly a recent batch that appeared to be children’s chewable vitamins, were tested by our lab as contained both fentanyl and methamphetamine,” she explained.

“And so that’s just an added layer of danger.”