21 Mar In-the-News Update [Issue: Civil-Safe Society]
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has issued a new public health warning to Americans regarding sharp up-ticks in the presence of xylazine-fentanyl mixtures in the drug markets; having seized these mixed drugs in 48 out of 50 states, with about 23% of fentanyl powder and 7% of fentanyl pills containing Xylazine. In addition to the existing risk of overdosing from Fentanyl alone, the presence of xylazine mixtures is a further cause for concern given some of its side effects. Xylazine, which is a veterinary tranquilizer originally meant for horses and cattle, has been noted to produce similar effects as opioids, without itself being an opioid, rendering it unaffected by drugs like Narcan, which is often used to save people experiencing an opioid overdose. Perhaps the most horrifying effect of Xylazine is that it can cause necrosis in human tissue, leading to ulcerations that are essentially rotting flesh; hence the nickname “zombie tranq”.
With the security and infrastructure of the southern border in its current state of shambles, the trafficking of seemingly more and more dangerous drugs by Mexican cartels, using chemicals supplied by China, the continue to pose a serious risk to public safety and even national security.