China drug making heroin even more dangerous

St. Charles Herald Guide - An even more potent and deadly drug called Carfentanil is coming out of China and being used in heroin on the streets.

The drug is likely in St. Charles Parish because law enforcement says it’s easily entering the U.S.

Carfentanil is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times more powerful than its cousin, Fentanyl, a painkiller 50 times more potent than pure heroin. The drug’s intended use is tranquilizing large animals like elephants, but now it’s being blamed for a record spike in drug overdoses.