HARTFORD, Conn. – Fentanyl laced heroin has reached the state of Connecticut and the city of Hartford, where just last week police seized 2,000 bags of it at a home on Enfield Street.
How much of a problem is it?
Fatal heroin overdoses have increased across the country, and Connecticut — where, on average, about one person dies every day in Connecticut from an opioid overdose—is not immune.
In Connecticut, there were 247 heroin overdose deaths in 2013. That’s up from 174 in 2012, according to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
The addition of fentanyl, a pharmaceutical grade drug that’s more potent than morphine, has made heroin use even more dangerous.
Where is it coming from?