NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. – There’s a new, deadly drug that has found its way to Pasco County. The sheriff says it’s 20 times more potent than fentanyl, and that Narcan may not be effective in counteracting its effects.
Both law enforcement and health officials are working to figure out how to the drug, known as ‘iso,’ from destroying lives in a matter of minutes.
A few months back, Pasco County deputies and detectives were working overdose cases they thought were fentanyl. After lab testing, they learned there’s a new synthetic opioid in town.
“It is so overpowering, so strong,” said Sheriff Chris Nocco. “The chemical composition, the speed at which they are changing these drugs and the desire of these individuals to get these drugs, it’s just speeding so fast.”
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