Depew Police Raid Find Drugs That Could Kill Hundreds Yesterday
So far in 2017, Western New York has averaged nearly 7 fatalities per week due to drugs. It's another piece of the drug epidemic here in Western New York. At a home on Sable Palm Drive in Depew.
The home, which is by the corner of Dick and George Urban, received multiple packages of fentanyl by mail that, experts say could kill hundreds of people. According the the Buffalo News:
Experts say just one grain of fentanyl can trigger a fatal overdose. The drug, often made in clandestine labs in China or Mexico, can be 40 to 100 times more potent than heroin. It's often mixed in with heroin or sold as heroin. The majority of fatal opioid overdoses in Erie County involve fentanyl