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Fentanyl is on the rise in Minot



Minot, North Dakota – Synthetic opioids like Fentanyl, which are making their way into our communities, are currently the primary cause of drug overdose deaths, according to the CDC.

According to the Minot Police Department, fentanyl has grown more commonplace in the community.

Right present, a pressed tablet that can also be crushed is the most typical type of fentanyl seen in Minot.

The CDC states that fentanyl exposure can be lethal.

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According to estimates, fentanyl has hundreds of times the potency of heroin and is 80 times more potent than morphine.

“It’s probably not something that most of the general public has to worry about other than it has no boundaries and so it reaches all aspects of life, whether it’s family, friends, co-workers, and things like that,” said Minot Police Department Sergeant, Caisee Sandusky.

North Dakota has the Drug Immunity Act to assist persons who want medical assistance without accusing them of a crime if they are battling opioid addiction.