DEA warns about Fentanyl, opioid overdoses

WAFB - Fentanyl is fast growing to become one of the most dangerous drug on the streets. 

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid which is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine, meaning the risk for overdose is even higher. It’s also cheaper. 

"We refer to it as the serial killer drug," said Brad Byerley, the DEA assistant special agent in charge for Baton Rouge.

Byerley explained that the drug can be ingested, inhaled or even absorbed through the skin. The agent also explained just a few milligrams are deadly.