This New Drug Is ‘Five Times Stronger Than Heroin’ And Currently Legal In The United States

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Just because something is legal doesn’t mean you should do it. At one point it was legal to have sex with dogs in Denmark, but does that mean people should’ve been flocking over in droves to stick their dick in Lassie? Obviously not. Just like how you shouldn’t take acetyl fentanyl despite it currently being legal in the United States. That shit kills. According to Mirror,

Thaker Hafid, 37, collapsed in the study after experimenting with the white powder “designer drug” delivered to his home.

He was discovered by his wife Nam who found him lying face down on the floor at their home in Fairwater, Cardiff, in February.

The hearing was told the drug was analysed as acetyl fentanyl – described as having the same effect as morphine and heroin.

Although there’s no official street name for the white powder it’s gone by a slew of names in the past, including “Murder 8,” “Tango,” “Jackpot” and “Apache.” Those all sound like fun (minus “Murder 8,” way to kill the vibes dude), but then you realize that the stuff is “five times stronger than heroin and 15 times stronger than morphine,” according to toxicologist Dr. Simon Elliott.

“It’s designed to bypass the laws as it is legal to buy. It affects the respiratory system and switches off the brain’s function to tell the body to breathe.”

Who doesn’t love a good suffocation on a late Friday night? Everyone, that’s who!

While Thaker Hafid’s death is reportedly the first to be associated with acetyl fentanyl in the United Kingdom, according to Forbes 14 people in a small northern Rhode Island town died from the drug back in 2013. The man who sold the drugs to said 14 people, Victor Burgos, was sentenced to three years in prison for possession and distrubtion.

And on that happy note we’ve come to the question of acetyl fentany’s legality…technically, it’s legal in the United States. Technically. According to Wikipedia, the most reliable source on the Internet for college kids who hate reading through professional research theses because fuck big words,

The drug is currently operating in a legal grey area. As an analog of fentanyl, selling acetlyfentanyl intentionally for human consumption is prosecutable by the United States Department of Justice as a DEA Schedule I controlled substance.[2] However, as the drug itself is not classified on the DEA’s schedule list[14] if the drug is labelled “not for human consumption” it may be legal to distribute, much like bath salts have been in the past.[3]

So I guess it’s like those little packets of silica that come with new shoes; as long as it says “DO NOT EAT” on the dime bag, everything’s kosher.

Also, I’m not a lawyer. Don’t come crying to me if you get arrested for hocking this shit on the street.

[H/T Mirror, Forbes, Wikipedia and Providence Journal]

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