Deadly new drug raising concerns in WNC
(Asheville Citizen-Times) Local law enforcement and public health workers are learning more about a powerful synthetic drug, up to five times more potent than heroin, that is linked to dozens of deaths in the Northeast. The drug, acetyl fentanyl, made its way into North Carolina, where state toxicologists linked it to three deaths earlier this year, including one in Transylvania County. A recent health advisory from the state was the first time many in the area had heard of the drug.
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