Y’all. This actually scares me to death. Drug dealers are enticing kids with brightly colored fentanyl, and here’s what you need to know.
You will sometimes hear it referred to as “Rainbow Fentanyl,” and the brightly colored pills look just like candy you’d buy at your local convenience store.
As you can imagine, any kid would be clamoring to get their hands on brightly colored candy.
Only, this is FAR from candy. It’s a dangerous drug, and we need to warn our kids to stay away.
According to CBS News, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) had to issue an advisory just this week about this vicious “emerging trend.”
These brightly-colored fentanyl pills are being used to lure children and young people into the drug game, and it’s truly frightening for parents everywhere!
This Rainbow Fentanyl, according to the DEA, “has been seized by law enforcement agencies in 18 states just this month.”
Now, this colorful fentanyl doesn’t just take the form of rainbow-colored pills. No, that would be too easy.
It is being sold in several different forms, from pills, to powders, to “blocks that resembles sidewalk chalk.”
It also comes in all shapes and sizes.
Is anyone else totally freaked out right now?
Rainbow fentanyl — fentanyl pills and powder that come in a variety of bright colors, shapes, and sizes — is a deliberate effort by drug traffickers to drive addiction amongst kids and young adultsAnne Milgram, DEA Administrator
Fentanyl started with good intentions. It was an opioid drug that cancer patients used to treat their debilitating symptoms.
But, like with so many good things, people come along and abscond with it, turning it into something bad.
Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, can be 50 times more powerful than heroin and 100 times more powerful than morphine, according to the DEACBS News
So basically, be aware that it’s out there, and talk to your kids about the dangers of fentanyl, no matter how pretty and colorful it is.