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Dangerous New Drug Stronger Than Fentanyl Could Already Be in Southeast Colorado

(Colorado) -- Multiple news headlines across the state and even across the country are warning that a new drug, more powerful and deadly than Fentanyl is making its way across Colorado.

In July, the presence of N-pyrrolidino Etonitazene, or "Pyro" as it's known on the streets was discovered in Mesa County. According to 11 news in Grand Junction, it is as much as 1,500 times more powerful than morphine. The article shows a comparison that Fentanyl is about 100 times more powerful than morphine.

The Mesa County Sheriff's office identifies the drug as very similar in appearance to Fentanyl. It's light blue with darker blue spots scattered about on the pill, you'll see an "M" on one side and a "30" on the other.

It's not just found in pill form, according to the story, it can be in other forms too.

And news operations across the country are warning of it. Newsweek picked up the story.

Law enforcement agencies and other governmental agencies are sending out warnings to be on the lookout for it. The community is strongly urged to avoid even touching it should it be discovered.

Otero County Sheriff Shawn Mobley believes his law enforcement colleagues in other communities are correct that it will make its way to the Arkansas Valley. He says it could already be there and they're on the lookout for it in a vigilant way.

The Center of Forensic Science Research, & Education released this graphic showing where the drug has been found or known to be.

The overdose from this drug may look like other overdoses from opioids with trouble breathing eventually leading to death.

Again, if you find this drug, you're asked NOT to touch it but to contact law enforcement to properly dispose of it.


Here's some more info in these two videos.

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