Daily News - The message delivered by a new city public service campaign is simple and stark: Fentanyl kills.
With drug-related fatalities reaching a record high last year, the city’s special narcotics prosecutor unveiled a website and a cautionary television ad airing in both English and Spanish.
“I believe it is critically important to try to reach all New Yorkers to inform them of the lethal threat presented by fentanyl,” said Bridget Brennan, the city’s special narcotics prosecutor.
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Public Service Campaign Warns of Deadly Fentanyl’s Presence in New York City’s Illicit Drug Market
Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the start of a public service and prevention campaign highlighting the increased presence of fentanyl in New York City’s illicit drug market, and alerting the public to the heightened risk of overdose death.
Illicitly manufactured fentanyl is approximately 50 times stronger than heroin and is driving a historic spike in overdose deaths in New York City. Last year, drug-related fatalities in the city reached an all-time high of 1,374 deaths, representing a 46% increase …
New York Post - A Colorado man was busted with 40 pounds of street -grade fentanyl — the largest DEA seizure of the highly potent narcotic in New York history, authorities said Tuesday.
Carlos Ramirez, 25, of Lakewood, Colo ., was arraigned Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court on four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
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