During the last century, drugs in general have been the cause for many reported deaths already. People have been trying different combinations of powerful substances that eventually led to their deaths. But learning from our history isn’t always something all the people take in consideration and this is why we now have another example of killer combination.
Within the last few days the police have announced that the 4 dead bodies which were found in Toronto might have something to do with a new kind of powerful heroin. It appears that Fentanyl-laced heroin is the new trend among drug addicts. Fentanyl is a powerful substance similar to morphine (only synthetic), which was initially used as a pain reliever for serious illnesses. The combination of the two powerful substances, heroin and fentanyl, amplifies the effects of the mixture. It can lead to death in less than 24 hours. A woman was even found dead with the needle still attached to her arm.
The four deaths from Toronto scared the people and the police. In Toronto isn’t unusual to hear about overdose problems but the fact that there have been four deaths reported in such a short period of time means that something had happened and measures have to be taken as soon as possible. 20 overdose cases were reported within the last three days in Toronto, more specifically in the downtown areas, and this, as well as the deaths, got the people scared.
The investigators say that these issues might be caused or at least have something to do with Fentanyl-laced heroin but they are not sure yet. The only thing they are sure of for now is the fact that they have to warn the people and media about the dangers they might encounter. The Toronto Mayor, John Tory, got also involved in the problem and started to make public statements regarding this issue.