Authorities on Lookout for Deadly Drug ‘Gray Death’
A new, lethal drug known by authorities as “Gray Death” is said to be capable of killing in a single dose. Overdose cases in Georgia, Alabama and Ohio are being investigated from the drug possibly causing deaths as a result of touching the drug with gloves.
The drug resembles concrete mix and can vary in consistency from a hard, chunky material to a fine powder. Gray Death is comprised of fentanyl, heroin, the elephant tranquilizer carfentanil, and a synthetic opioid known as U-47700.
“Pink” is reported to be one of the major components of Gray Death. It is a heroin-based drug that resembles concrete and mixes multiple opioids. “Pink” is illegal in only four states at this time. The concentrations of ingredients in Gray Death are unknown to users, making this drug particularly deadly.
A representative from the Associated Press says they’ve seen 50 overdose cases involving Gray Death in the last three months. Gray Death is said to be one of the scariest combinations seen in the last 20 years of forensic chemistry drug analysis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and law enforcement around the country are on high alert for fentanyl-laced opioids with the nation currently in the midst of an opioid epidemic.