Ohio coroner: ‘We have seen fentanyl mixed with marijuana’Last Updated: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
(WLWT, June 20) The potent synthetic opioid fentanyl was found in marijuana in an Ohio county already hard hit by drug overdoses, according to a local health official.
The drug, which is 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, is more commonly mixed with heroin by drug dealers, but has recently been found in other drugs.
“We have seen fentanyl mixed with cocaine, we have also seen fentanyl mixed with marijuana,” Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco told reporters.
Hamilton County has already seen 297 drug overdose deaths caused by opioids so far this year. There were 403 confirmed deaths all of 2016. Read more.