WATCH – OD Ideation? –
Jan. 1, 2021 – That’s the grim, unfortunate reality of the drug, that Roy and Wendy Plunk know all too well.
“I mean, I’m never going to be the same, you know? Part of my heart is gone,” Roy Plunk said.
The Plunks say their son, Zach Plunk, overdosed and died from fentanyl back in August 2020.
Zach was known for playing football for Hamilton High School, and Roy and Wendy say his life took a turn a few years back.
“He got addicted to it and we just could not get him off of it,” Roy Plunk said. “We tried everything.”
Oz said her DEA agents seized six million fentanyl pills in Arizona in 2020. That’s up from 1.4 million in 2019 … The DEA also found a new variant of fentanyl in 2020 called para-fluorofentanyl that agents believe is more addictive and likely more deadly, leaving a grim reality ahead in 2021.
“We’re on an upward trajectory which is not a good place to be,” Oz said.
Oz is concerned about how many more lives could be taken, as a lethal dose of the drug is equivalent to two grains of salt. Meaning, one pill can be the difference between life and death.
“That’s unfortunately what happened to Zach,” Roy Plunk said. “He got a hold of a pill that had a lethal dose for five people, so he didn’t even have a chance.”