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Drugs Seized at Traffic Stop in Candler County Test Positive for Fentanyl

Candler County Sheriff's Office

Candler County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized an amount of drugs during a traffic stop Saturday night. One substance tested positive for fentanyl. William Knight Jr. was arrested and charged.

From Candler Co Sheriff’s Office:

Deputies discovered these illegal substances during a traffic stop last night. William Knight Jr. was arrested and is charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. More charges are possible.

One of the substances tested positive for fentanyl. Deputies have to use extreme caution when handling material that is suspected to contain fentanyl. Fentanyl exposure is hazardous and can be fatal. Great Job Deputies

Why is fentanyl a problem?

According to the DEA, their laboratory found that, of the fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills analyzed in 2022, six out of ten now contain a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl. This is an increase from DEA’s previous announcement in 2021 that four out of ten fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills were found to contain a potentially lethal dose. Just two milligrams of fentanyl, the small amount that fits on the tip of a pencil, is considered a potentially deadly dose. According to the CDC, 107,622 Americans died of drug poisoning in 2021, with 66 percent of those deaths involving synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

Fentanyl 2022 Drug Fact Sheet dea

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