‘Mexican Oxy’: The New Disguise for Fentanyl in America’s Southwest
A pill dubbed ‘Mexican Oxy’ killed a teenager in Tucson, AZ because it wasn’t the prescription opioid he believed it to be. Instead, it was a powerful Fentanyl pill disguised to look like Oxycodone.
Nineteen year old Aaron Fransisco Chavez isn’t the only person to lose his life taking the increasingly powerful contraband pills being distributed by drug cartels into the United States and law enforcement officials are becoming increasingly alarmed. These highly potent synthetic opioids mixed with Fentanyl are killing Americans and most people don’t realize they’re out there, said Derek Maltz, a former Special Agent in Charge of the DOJ. Maltz, who has spoken to SaraACarter.com, said the cartels are poisoning America and killing our children.
He agrees with the administration’s plans to fight for securing the nation’s border. He said limiting the drug cartels capacity to get the narcotics into the United States should be major priority for the administration.
“The sophisticated cartels study the techniques and measures put in place by the United States daily and will develop alternative routes to get their poison into our country,” said Maltz.
Chavez’s overdose is not an aberration but it is happening to young people across the country. It is another example of America’s deadly opioid epidemic, Maltz said. Chavez took the pill at a Halloween party in Tucson, AZ. Fortunately, three other people who took the illicit pill at the party were saved after receiving an injection of naloxone, an antidote to the deadly drug.
Law enforcement officials believe that Arizona and the southwest are becoming hot beds for the nation’s fentanyl crisis. Further, the situation has escalated over the past several years across the mid-west, Ohio and across the East Coast, as revealed in Sara Carter’s non-for-profit documentary Not In Vein.
In Arizona, Fentanyl deaths tripled from 2015 to 2017, as stated in the report.
“There’s less stigma to taking a pill than putting a needle in your arm, but one of these pills can have enough fentanyl for three people.” said Yavapai County Sheriff’s Lt. Nate Auvenshine in an interview with Stars and Stripes.
The Mexican cartels receive Fentanyl from China. From there it is trafficked through the US Mexico border.
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