Bad Blow –
Sept. 14, 2018 – Officials would not say when or where the fentanyl-laced drugs were sold or bought. Authorities are still investigating. But in giving the warning, District Attorney Summer Stephan said officials are “seeing a a dangerous trend of drug dealers and cartels cutting various drugs with fentanyl.” … “The public needs to be aware of the danger of using any controlled substance, but specifically quantities of cocaine that are currently on the street in San Diego that may be laced with fentanyl,” Stephan said. The warning issued Friday came from the District Attorney’s Office, the local office of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, San Diego police and public health officials as well as the county Medical Examiner’s Office. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, can be fatal even in small doses, and is said to be 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. The deadly weekend overdoses happened in Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach, the District Attorney’s Office said. The victims ranged from 30 to 47 years old. Authorities found two of the victims in a home after family members grew concerned about lack of contact from one of them.