DEA warning of fentanyl exposure over New Years

Ahead of the upcoming New Year’s celebrations, the state’s DEA is reiterating the dangers of fentanyl. Authorities say fentanyl seizures in New York are at record-breaking levels. Agents here in the Empire State seized approximately 600 kilograms of fentanyl, 1,000 kilograms of heroin, 12,000 kilograms of cocaine, $33 million in cash and denied traffickers revenue of $355 million in 2018. The DEA noted that there have been several investigations throughout the state that found heroin mixed with fentanyl, cocaine mixed with fentanyl and cocaine and heroin mixed with fentanyl. Even just a small dose of fentanyl can be lethal.