Ohio couple overdose on a deadly drug 50 times more potent than heroin (photos)

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A couple in Dayton, Ohio, overdosed in their car just minutes after slamming into a parked vehicle on a quiet suburban street.

As shown in the photo below, police found sitting inside a black jeep two middle-aged people whose eyes were closed shut, mouths wide open, and bodies slumped over. The man’s head was tilted backwards while the woman at the wheel lay across his shoulder. A syringe lay between her legs, and another was on the dashboard.

The two consumed a deadly new synthetic opioid that is 50 times more powerful than heroin.

First responders tried to revive them with Narcan – a drug that counters opioids. The officer inserted the syringe through their noses.

The woman slowly regained consciousness until 5 minutes passed — then she was fully functioning.

But her 40-year-old partner wasn’t as fortunate. He was rushed to a nearby hospital after 12 shots of Narcan failed to revive him, a common occurrence as these toxic new opioids take hold.

Witnesses said another passenger who was riding in the backseat, ran from the crash scene. After searching the streets, deputy sheriff Andy Teague said they will probably find her dead tomorrow.

Such incidents are all too familiar in Dayton, Ohio.  The town is now the epicenter of a horrific epidemic ruining families and communities.

The statistics are unbelievable. Last year there were at least an estimated 59,000 drug deaths across the United States – a toll greater than those from guns, car crashes or AIDS at the peak of its epidemic.

Most users who are overdosing are white, male and middle-aged; many are middle-class. Overdoses are already the biggest killer of Americans under 50.

First came fentanyl, which is 50 times stronger than heroin, followed by carfentanil, which is used to tranquilize elephants and is 10,000 times more potent than morphine. Just a single grain can kill.

Now an array of new opioids made in Chinese and Mexican laboratories are arriving on the streets.

One report predicts 650,000 Americans will die after taking these drugs in a decade.

 

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