A lesser known drug threat poses a significant risk to everyone coming in contact with heroin.

Fentanyl, a powerful opioid that looks almost exactly like heroin, can be absorbed through the skin, according to a news release.

The drug is commonly found during drug buys and contributes to numerous overdose deaths annually. It’s often mixed in with, or replaces, heroin on drug deals. 

“Due to this, police agencies in the county who are not currently carrying Narcan may be issuing it to officers in case they or their partners are exposed,” said Carl Rider, an agent with Ottawa County’s drug task force.

Fentanyl, a powerful opioid that looks almost exactly like heroin, can be absorbed through the skin, according to a news release.

The drug is commonly found during drug buys and contributes to numerous overdose deaths annually. It’s often mixed in with, or replaces, heroin on drug deals.

“Due to this, police agencies in the county who are not currently carrying Narcan may be issuing it to officers in case they or their partners are exposed,” said Carl Rider, an agent with Ottawa County’s drug task force.

Published by sanduskyregister.com