Fentanyl overdoses spike in New Hampshire: Report

 October 29, 2023

Thanks in large part to President Joe Biden's disastrous immigration policies that have caused nothing less than a crisis at the southern U.S. border, the often-lethal drug Fentanyl is causing widespread death. 

According to Seacoastonline, the deadly drug is wreaking havoc in the state of New Hampshire as it experiences a soaring fentanyl-related death toll among those who use drugs.

The outlet noted that the deaths have been caused by fentanyl on its own, and other drugs laced with fentanyl.

It noted:

Through Oct. 18, the synthetic opioid alone has been the cause of 161 overdose deaths statewide, according to a report released this week by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

In addition, the combination of fentanyl and methamphetamines, fentanyl and cocaine, fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamines, and fentanyl and other drugs were responsible for an additional 98 fatal overdoses, according to the report.

Of the 297 overdose deaths in the state this year alone, 259 of them were attributed to fentanyl.

Kim Fallon, the chief forensic investigator for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, explained how serious the fentanyl-related deaths in New Hampshire have become, especially given that it was only 2104 when drugs like Heroin topped the list.

Fallon explained that heroin deaths peaked in 2014, then saw sharp decline in following years, followed by only a few per year since then. At the same time, fentanyl-related overdoses "skyrockted."

She added that fentanyl has a legitimate use as a painkiller in hospital settings, most of the fentanyl-related deaths in New Hampshire stem from illicit fentanyl use.

"People don’t know what they’re getting sometimes. They think they’re getting cocaine or meth, and it’s fentanyl or some drug laced with fentanyl," Fallon said. "You look at this powder, and you can’t tell what it is or how strong it is."

Fallon continued, "You can have two people doing drugs from the same baggie, and one person overdoes, and the other person is okay because it’s not evenly distributed in the baggie."

The reports were confirmed from the street level, as Portsmouth Police Capt. Dave Keaveny noted that most overdose calls involve fentanyl.

"We’re seeing that fentanyl is the leading cause of overdoses," he said. "A lot of those do have contributing factors,” but fentanyl is the main cause of the overdoses."

Unfortunately, the situation isn't likely to change until America elects a Republican presidential candidate who will do whatever is necessary to stop the flow of the drug across the southern U.S. border.

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