Fake Oxy and carfentanil from China

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Fake Oxy and carfentanil from China

Postby ratch » Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:13 am

If you are buying on the street or online....BEWARE!

If your dealer suddenly has a ton of percs (Oxy) that seem cheap or you come across a new supplier, be careful.
Some fake oxy are being manufactured in China and laced with Fentanyl. This is strong shit that will kill you if you take too much. Best way to deal with this, Is instead of taking your usual 6 or 10 pills at once, Take one and wait about 20 minutes, then take a second pill...Make sure you arent getting too fucked up or nodding out. I wish I knew of a test for fentanyl, but using your body as a guinea pig might be the only way, until you are sure your batch is really what it appears to be. Anyhow just be careful, the full article is below.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Authorities are sounding the alarm about a new and deadly twist in the country's drug-addiction crisis in the form of a potent painkiller disguised as other medications.

Tennessee officials say they've seen two dozen cases in recent months of pills marked as the less potent opiates oxycodone or Percocet that turned out to contain fentanyl, a far more powerful drug. One official likened the danger to users playing Russian roulette each time they buy a pill on the street.

In San Francisco, the health department blamed several overdoses last summer on lookalike Xanax containing fentanyl, while Canada has issued warnings about multiple recent cases of lookalike oxycodone pills containing fentanyl.

And in suburban Cleveland, federal agents arrested a man this month after seizing more than 900 fentanyl pills marked like oxycodone tablets.

"These pills are truly a fatal overdose waiting to happen," said Carole Rendon, acting U.S. attorney in Cleveland.

Because fentanyl is cheap to manufacture illicitly, dealers see a chance to make more money by disguising it as oxycodone, which typically can sell for more, she said.

Lookalike pills were likely to blame for some of the county's 19 fentanyl-related overdose deaths that came just in January alone, said Dr. Thomas Gilson, the Cuyahoga County medical examiner.

"People might otherwise say, 'I know I can abuse this much of oxycodone,' and they may be in for a really, really bad surprise when they find out that's fentanyl and not oxycodone," Gilson said.

The drug, typically used for treatment of chronic pain in end-stage cancer patients, is 25 to 40 times more powerful than heroin. Properly prescribed, it's often applied through a skin patch. Fentanyl produced for the illegal street market comes from Mexico, while chemically similar components have been traced to China, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

In a second Ohio indictment, federal authorities have charged a man with obtaining fentanyl from China that killed an addict to whom it was sold in Akron.

The DEA says fentanyl-related overdoses killed more than 700 people nationwide between late 2013 and early 2015.

Mimicry of other drugs is one way fentanyl is now being illicitly marketed, the agency said.

"The fact that fentanyl has been found in this form should hopefully make people nervous that do abuse these types of opiate pills, that they could be getting their hands on something even more lethal," said DEA spokesman Rich Isaacson.

China announced in October it would regulate the sale and distribution of 116 chemical compounds used in the production of synthetic drugs, including acetyl-fentanyl.

The problem of lookalike fentanyl comes as the country struggles to contain a drug overdose epidemic that began with illegal use of prescription painkillers and developed into a heroin crisis.

Ohio experienced 502 fentanyl-related deaths in 2014, up from 84 the year before. In all, 2,482 people in Ohio died from accidental overdoses in 2014, an 18 percent increase over the previous year.

Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says drug overdoses rose again in 2014, driven by surges in deaths from heroin and prescription painkillers. Overdose deaths in the U.S. surpassed 47,000 — up 7 percent from the previous year.

Heroin deaths also continued to climb, by 28 percent to about 10,500.

Despite these statistics and the danger of lookalike pills, addicts aren't always deterred, said Rendon, the acting U.S. attorney.

"When there is an overdose death, users do tend to flock to that drug dealer, because they think that he or she must have incredibly potent — either heroin or fentanyl or a combination thereof," she said.
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Re: Fake Oxy from China

Postby amery2u » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:16 pm

It's crazy here with this shit in Ohio, man. Really is. Thank GOD you guys saved me before all THIS came into play. I sure could've been a statistic. Easily. Thanks for all you do....you and Cheeps are the reason I'm alive and prospering today. For sure. I put 20 in, and will try again soon...not much, but I owe you guys all I can muster. Thanks, R.
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Re: Fake Oxy from China

Postby cheeps » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:33 pm

This is definitely the shit that's been killing everyone. Carfentanil. Now they are putting it in heroin.
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Re: Fake Oxy from China

Postby Sub zero » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:10 am

amery2u wrote:It's crazy here with this shit in Ohio, man.

Yeah we just had a big bust here in Cincinnati...I think 10 people were arrested and they had kilos of the shit. One thing I don't understand is the stuff coming from China. Mexico I could easily understand, but in China the all powerful Communist Party regulates all business transactions...nothing is produced, marketed, sold, exported or imported without their consent...so that tells me they have to be involved in this black market opioid program. Perhaps it's part of a larger scheme to disrupt and weaken the US???
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Re: Fake Oxy and carfentanil from China

Postby Dcleanist » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:44 am

They learned it from the English. Payback but it's more cost efficient to let it slip in and then take care of it at our expense.
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Re: Fake Oxy and carfentanil from China

Postby amery2u » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:44 pm

Some counties in Ohio are going to charge the users as well as the sellers. Will that help? Who knows...if they have rehabs, perhaps. Au Naturele...... for the most part. NO SUBS.
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Re: Fake Oxy and carfentanil from China

Postby Lucy » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:36 pm

Penalizing the user/addict is so misguided. You end up increasing your prison population with people who should be dealt with by the health care system. At least in some parts of the USA and Australia they have drug court where they try to help the person get themselves out of addiction.
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