Synthetic opioids, such as the notoriously deadly fentanyl, continue to plague the country, killing tens of thousands of Americans every year. To raise awareness in Florida, a recent tweet by AG Ashley Moody announces the One Pill Can Kill page on the Dose of Reality Florida website.
Her tweet describes it as "Our new #OnePillCanKill webpage covers these topics: •Types of illicit drugs that could contain synthetic opioids; •Prevalence of these substances in the illicit drug market; •Recent actions to stop the opioid crisis; and •How to spot addiction."
Our new #OnePillCanKill webpage covers these topics:
•Types of illicit drugs that could contain synthetic opioids;
•Prevalence of these substances in the illicit drug market;
•Recent actions to stop the opioid crisis; and
•How to spot addiction.https://t.co/CHWGGzmzkI
— AG Ashley Moody (@AGAshleyMoody) November 3, 2022
The page contains resources and information pertaining to fentanyl and other synthetic opiods, most notably nitazenes. Nitazenes are described as having "no medical use" and have been filed by Moody as Schedule I controlled substances for Florida, demonstrating their terrible potency.
A .pdf available for download has "fast facts" about fentanyl, primarily how dealers are able to sell these poisons through completely legitimate means. Social media is rife with fraudulent online sellers of pills that are in fact fentanyl or nitazenes, falsely selling their deadly wares through coded emojis. More worryingly, social media algorithms essentially bring buyers to dealers and vice-versa, while attempts to thwart dealers by the companies are not far-reaching enough, usually just taking down the specific post that brought attention in the first place.
Not even children are safe from the scourge of fentanyl, as we covered on Halloween. Colorful fentanyl pills resembling and packaged like candy have been found and confiscated, prompting warnings from Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) and Republican District 7 candidate Cory Mills.
Perhaps it is no surprise that AG Moody has written to the Biden Administration demanding fentanyl and synthetic opioids be classified as weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Despite this, Democrats including the current administration are keeping rather quiet on the fentanyl issue, primarily because it frequently comes over the southern border.