Gov. Wolf makes synthetic fentanyl illegal to help cops fight opioid epidemic | TribLIVE.com
Gov. Wolf makes synthetic fentanyl illegal to help cops fight opioid epidemic
Chuck Biedka Fri., March 23, 2018 2:06 p.m.| Friday, March 23, 2018 2:06 p.m.
In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, a bag of 4-fluoro isobutyryl fentanyl, which was seized in a drug raid, is displayed at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Testing and Research Laboratory in Sterling, Va.
Illegal powdered fentanyl confiscated by the DEA.
Courtesy of the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration
This DEA photo shows about 2 milligrams of fentanyl, which is a potentially lethal dose of the prescription painkiller, especially when mixed with other drugs.
Abuse of crack cocaine, such as this, and powdered cocaine is on the rise in Western Pennsylvania, authorities say.