PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Allegheny County medical examiner's office says tests confirm that heroin found at the scenes of at least some of 22 suspected overdose deaths in western Pennsylvania also contained fentanyl.
Fentanyl is a synthetic morphine substitute up to 100 times more powerful than morphine and is sometimes used medically. But the test results released Tuesday showed a powder form of the drug, which indicates it's being illegally produced.
The deadly heroin is believed to have been sold in bags stamped with the words Theraflu, Bud Ice, and Income Tax. The test results confirmed fentanyl in the individual dose — or stamp — bags labeled Theraflu and Bud Ice.
The deadly drugs have been found by narcotics agents in Allegheny, Westmoreland, Armstrong, Butler, Lawrence and Beaver counties.
Please be aware of a website called: WUFOO. We have people that are using Google to find out how to obtain a License to Carry instead of checking their County web page. They are then getting connected to WUFOO. A $17.00 fee is charged through a credit card and they will receive a one-page License to Carry application (SP 4-127). We received two so far within the past week. I have forwarded this information to Nancy Kent (PSP Firearms Division). This is probably legal, just not ethical. This takes away the credibility of our offices.
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