More U.S. Adults Aged 18-45 Die of Fentanyl Overdose Than COVID, Car Accidents, Cancer and Suicide Since 2020
Shocking data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shown that more U.S. adults between the ages of 18 and 45 died of fentanyl overdoses since 2020 than COVID-19, automobile accidents, suicide and cancer combined.
There were 37,208 overdose deaths in 2020 and 41,587 overdose deaths in 2021. Comparatively, there were over 53,000 COVID deaths throughout the same period.
“This is a national emergency. America’s young adults — thousands of unsuspecting Americans — are being poisoned,” said James Rauh, who founded Families Against Fentanyl, in a press release. “It is widely known that illicit fentanyl is driving the massive spike in drug-related deaths. A new approach to this catastrophe is needed.”
Rauh, whose son died of a drug overdose, believes that “declaring illicit fentanyl a Weapon of Mass Destruction would activate additional and necessary federal resources to root out the international manufacturers and traffickers of illicit fentanyl and save American lives.”
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has warned of counterfeit pills being sold over social media platforms that contain fentanyl.
“Fentanyl has been found in all the drug supply. That’s why anyone using drugs, not just opioids, should carry naloxone,” said Dr. Roneet Lev, former chief medical officer of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). “The only safe place to obtain drugs is the pharmacy.”
Big League Politics has reported on how fentanyl and other lethal substances are being smuggled across a porous border due to the lax policies of the Biden regime:
“According to Customs and Border Protection, CBP officials seized 2.8 tons of methamphetamine and fentanyl at a commercial border crossing in California. Bob Price of Breitbart News observed that “Officers found the deadly drugs in a shipment of plastic household items.”
On August 5, 2021, a number of CBP officers tasked with patrolling the Otay Mesa Commercial Facility watched as a tractor-trailer transporting plastic household items made its way from Mexico to the US. After an initial interview, a CBP official directed the driver, a Mexican citizen, to head to a secondary inspection station, per information from CBP higher-ups.
More CBP officers conducted non-intrusive inspections through the use of an x-ray scan and discovered several irregularities in the trailer. According to Price, “An exterior search by a K-9 team also confirmed suspicions of the presence of drugs in the trailer.”
The officers proceeded to carry out a physical inspection of the trailer and discovered 414 packages of narcotics stuffed in the cargo area. CBP officials confirmed that the drugs tested positive for methamphetamine and fentanyl.
The weight of the meth and fentanyl powder seized, totaled 5,528 and 127 pounds respectively. The total cash value of the drugs was $12,990,749.
The Mexican national was arrested while the drugs he transported and the tractor-trailer were seized by CBP agents.”
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