Massive Seizure of Rainbow Fentanyl Pills In Mt. Laurel

Rainbow fentanyl pills seized in Mount Laurel

There was a massive seizure of Rainbow Fentanyl pills in Mount Laurel on December 19th.

According to reporting by Kristin Antonello, A joint investigation by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office’s Gang, Gun and Narcotics Task Force, the U.S. Homeland Security Investigations Cherry Hill Office and the Mount Laurel Police Department has led to the seizure of 10,000 Rainbow Fentanyl pills worth $40,000 on the street, and the arrest of a 33-year-old Florida man.

We have been concerned about the prevalence of Rainbow Fentanyl over that past several months and this huge seizure, right here in South Jersey, is extremely alarming.

Rainbow Fentanyl is the synthetic opioid Fentanyl that has been dyed in various colors.

Fentanyl that is produced legally by pharmaceutical companies is an opioid that is prescribed by doctors for severe pain from surgery, cancer and other medical issues. Rainbow Fentanyl is manufactured in illegal laboratories by drug cartels and other illegal actors so the potency of any given pill is difficult to determine and can vary significantly.

A lot remains unknown about Rainbow Fentanyl. The colorful powders and pills can also be laced with other drugs. Some of the multi-colored pills can appear to be children’s chewable vitamins and contain both fentanyl and methamphetamine. The DEA’s D.C. Division has reported that they have also found animal tranquilizers in some pills.

Fentanyl, generally found in liquid or powder form, and Fentanyl-laced drugs are extremely potent and is up to 100 times stronger than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Even the smallest of doses can be deadly. “It only takes 2 milligrams of fentanyl – about the weight of a few grains of salt – to cause a fatal overdose” said New Life’s Joel Albano.

Please be on the lookout for Rainbow Fentanyl pills and call the authorities if you encounter them.

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