Dealers are spiking drugs with fentanyl, and killing even more Kansans during the pandemic

Drug users who think they're taking one substance sometimes unknowingly take fentanyl that's mixed in to increase potency. Small doses of fentanyl can kill.

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State News

January 13, 2022 - 8:34 AM

Fake Oxycontin pills often contain fentanyl. Photo by U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency/kcur.org

People come to Valley Hope in Atchison, Kansas, to get help. They’re fed up with addiction to cocaine or methamphetamine or OxyContin.

And that’s when some find out through a drug test that they’re actually hooked on something else, too: A drug they didn’t even know they were taking.

Fentanyl.

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