Letter: Watch out for ‘rainbow fentanyl’

Graphic by Lori Deaton

Why isn’t this in local news, especially after confiscation of rainbow fentanyl in Cherokee? Are we to just wait, then warn, after it appears in Buncombe or Haywood — or give the public the warning and scientific facts of the newly popping up lethal drugs, state to state and town by town (avl.mx/prwx)?

Don’t you think this topic should be discussed in schools, as the drugs resemble popular candies?

Here’s a North Carolina health news source as well. From North Carolina Health News:

“‘Fentanyl has poisoned our entire illicit drug supply. There is nothing on the street these days that doesn’t have fentanyl in it,’ said Michelle Mathis, the executive director and co-founder of Olive Branch Ministry, a faith-based harm reduction organization that serves 10 counties in the Piedmont foothills.

“‘We know that it’s not only in the opioids, but it’s also in the stimulants,’ she said.

“Becca Goldstein, a Haywood County outreach worker with the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, said the presence of fentanyl in stimulants is especially perilous because people don’t expect it.”

— Kristen Burns-Warren


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2 thoughts on “Letter: Watch out for ‘rainbow fentanyl’

  1. WNC

    There has been about 5,000 x more people die from drugs in the US in 12 months that in the hurricane this week. That’s right more than 5,000 people for each death in hurricane. The 5,000 is low figure because not nearly all fentanyl etc deaths are reported.
    93 % of the fentanyl come across southern border with many of components originating in China.
    We choose (voters choose to let this happen), we then act like it’s tragic (which it is that people die in natural disaster).
    This independent hopes two years from now there will be an investigation then trial for this treason.
    We know Biden is guilty by choice, if Trump was guilty same punishment as Biden. I desire to see equal and fair punishment against all affiliations.
    People who support open borders then act concerned about homeless in Asheville and drug addiction are willfully ignorant at the very best. Actually they have part in promoting this plague on the citizens. Hard to see why any American citizen wants to keep path open for China to execute this part of there strategic program.

    • Gapple

      Progressive Leftist Democrat leaders don’t want to admit that there is a problem before the midterms as it showcases their policy failures.

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